Hayes Shows Skills At Cajun's Camp

Coldspring HS (TX) DB Edward Hayes (6'2,186) traveled down to Lafayette, Louisiana with offer in hand to workout at the Ragin' Cajuns June 6th camp. Hayes' camp performance was enough to convince the Cajun staff they made the right decision in offering the Texas athlete a month earlier!

Coldspring HS (TX) Safety prospect Edward Hayes has quietly climbed the recruiting boards of college football programs surveying the talent in the Long Star State this summer. Hayes finished the 2014 season with District 8AAAA First Team All-District Defense honors with champion Coldspring High. Edward was offered before he came down to camp in Lafayette, but was determined to show the defensive staff he was the real deal.

"Coach Mike Lucas has stayed in contact with me weekly since the beginning," Hayes stated. "They offered me about a month before the camp and stayed with me while the other schools recruiting weren't following me weekly. I wanted to attend the camp and get a look around at the program. But I waited until I returned home to make my final decision to commit to ULL."

With offers on the table from P5 programs like Oregon State and Minnesota, why did Edward make his decision now and what was Coach Hudspeth reaction?

"I think the big difference was the way Coach Lucas stayed on contact with me every week," Edward said. "I worked out at TCU, but they really didn't stay in contact with me afterwards. I really like the program after attending camp and Coach Lucas has been straight with me all along."

"When I called Hudspeth to tell him I was committing, he was in traffic on his way to a wedding or something," Hayes mentioned. "When I told him I made a decision and was committing to ULL, he said he was so fired up that he might jump out the car and do a back flip or something. I thought that was pretty funny stuff.

Edward Hayes ran a 4.52 at the Cajun's camp and the rest of his workout went really well showing Coach Smith and Coach Lucas he could stay at safety in the Cajun's defense.

"Coach told me they want me to play safety," Edward stated. "I can play in the box and I have the ability to cover in the secondary as well. As long as I don't get any larger, I'm going to stay at safety. I plan on going back down to their camp in July and working out again."

After the Cajun's camp in July, Edward Hayes stated that he will not be attending any other camps this summer and will focus on his workouts with his team.

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