Five Star Linebacker Says Tigers Lead

This nationally recruited high school senior discusses his visit to check out the Auburn Tigers.

Five Star LB Has New Leader Madison, Fla.--Eugene "Geno" Hayes has been leaning to Florida State, then to Georgia and has mentioned USC as his leader lately, but now has a new team up top. Who is this five star linebacker leaning to now?

"Auburn is my leader," said Hayes,a 6-1, 216 five-star linebacker prospect from Madison County High School. "I was at the game yesterday and it was pretty awesome."

Hayes watched Auburn defeat Georgia 24-6 in a showdown of Top10 teams at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.

Eugene Hayes

What has put the Tigers on top for Hayes? "Mainly the atmosphere, the crowd and my relationship with Coach (Steve) Ensminger. I also think Auburn is really coming up and is going to be a top program in the years to come."

Who else is in the running for this Sunshine State prospect? "Southern Cal (official visit on 11/21), Oklahoma and Tennessee (visit on 1/14). I am going to sign with one of those four schools. Georgia, Florida State and N.C. State are out of it."

Hayes looks to take his three remaining trips before making his decision, but looks to make his commitment on Countdown to Signing Day on January 25, 2005.

Will Hayes sign with Auburn, Tennessee, Southern Cal or Oklahoma?

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