Yours truly talked Tuesday evening to defensive end Nick Hayden (6-5, 270 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 320-lb. bench press, 28-inch vertical jump, 3.0 GPA) from Hartland, Wis., Arrowhead.
Nick, has Michigan offered you a scholarship?
"Yes. That is right."
How did it happen?
"My mom and dad and I went for a visit for the OSU basketball game. We looked at the campus. We had a meeting Coach Carr in his office. They had seen my tapes, and Coach Carr offered me a scholarship."
Who else has offered you?
"My coach wants me to keep that confidential. But I have more than ten offers."
Do you have a list of favorites?
"Not at this time. I'll look at several schools and see what I like best."
What are your spring and summer plans?
"I will probably attend a spring practice at Michigan. As far as camps, I don't think I'll go to any. My school has its own camp, and I'll lift weights the the whole summer."
Hartland had a great season.
"Yes, we lost in the state championship game to Marshfield."
Do you play any other sports?
"Basketball. I play center and forward. There was a senior who started ahead of me, but I usually got the most playing time."
His junior season Hayden had approx. twenty sacks, and averaged approx. ten tackles a game.
Hartland Arrowhead finished the season 13-2.
Top Jr. Wis. Recruit Has U-M Offer
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