Illinois Standout Commits to CMU

The Central Michigan University football program received a verbal commitment this weekend from one of the top high school players in the state of Illinois.

Chippewas Insider has learned that offensive lineman Richard Hayes (6-3, 280) of Lake Villa (Ill.) Lakes High School has verbally committed to Central Michigan University.

Hayes, a consensus Illinois Class 5A All-State selection, originally comitted to Northern Illinois in May 2007. Noted for his quickness and athleticism, Hayes reportedly will greyshirt and become a member of the Chippewas' 2009 recruiting class.

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