His personal Twitter page bio says, "Check The Blood Line," an homage to a football pedigree that is among the best in the nation.
Isaiah Hayes, a coveted 2016 recruit at the cornerback position from Calabasas High School (Calif.), is following in the footsteps of his dad, Chris and older brother, Chris Jr., both of whom have played or are playing football at the highest level.
Recently Oregon State has been in contact with the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Hayes. The Beavers are unique to case for him because his dad is a (then) Pac10 alum (WSU) and his brother is a redshirt sophomore walk-on in Corvallis.
"I don't know yet," Hayes said about his thoughts on the interest from Oregon State. "My brother plays football for them."
OSU and new head coach Gary Andersen have not offered Hayes yet, but he knows exactly what his thoughts would be if they did.
"I would be humbled and thankful," Hayes said. "I would continue to train and keep a strong relationship with God and keep my grades up."
Still, the family connection to the Pac12's Beavers is strong.
"(My dad) is training me and pushing (me) to the limits," Hayes said. "He is a big factor in my life along with my big brother."
Hayes tends to keep his recruitment close to the vest, and the reasons are simple; he has the experience of others to lean on and a unique desire to better himself on and off the football field. Hayes feels that if he focuses on his what's important, the rest will work itself out.
"My dad has been learning a lot about the recruiting process as me and my brother went through it," he said. "I do everything I can to be successful. I win the day and take advantage of all my opportunities.
"I work hard, stay respectful, do good in school and let God handle the rest."
Hayes remains solid in his commitment to Boise State. He verbally pledged to the Broncos before most other teams, including many in the Pac-12, had a chance to evaluate him. Much like the way he views and handles his recruitment, his commitment to BSU was a decision made intelligently and with the guidance of others.
"(Boise State) has an amazing coaching staff," he said. "They put defensive backs in the NFL and they had an amazing season last year."
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