Jerome Hayes - "They Win All the Time."

Linebacker <b>Jerome Hayes</b> from Bayonne, N.J High School reports 25 offers so far heading into the summer. Hayes told GoBlueWolverine Magazine he likes Michigan because, "They win all the time." Will the talented player be making a visit to Michigan soon?

"I haven't talked to the coaches about coming up to camp," Jerome Hayes said. "Right now I'm going to Wisconsin for their two-day camp, and I'll be going to the Florida schools (FSU, Florida, and Miami) for one-day camps. I'll also be going to the Syracuse and Rutgers camps with my team."

The 6 foot 1, 225 pound Hayes lists the home school, Rutgers, as one of the main schools he is considering, as well as powerhouses Miami, Penn State, Michigan, and Florida among the top teams that have his interest. "I don't really have a favorite right now," he said. "Once I get to check out the different schools I like than I'll be able to narrow my list down. I'd like to decide at the (U.S. Army) all-star game in San Antonio, but if I don't get to go to that then I'll announce in February." National Signing Day is the first Wednesday in the month of February.

Hayes added, "I like the tradition at Michigan. They're winners and they have a great fan base. Every time I see them on T.V. the stadium is full of fans." The Michigan coaches paid a visit to Bayonne at the beginning of the spring evaluation period, but Hayes says he's not sure if they have called yet. Coaches are allowed to make one call to recruits during this time.

Hayes playes linebacker and running back for Bayonne, and was a second-team All-State selection last year, as well as numerous local awards. His prefered position in college? "I really don't care," he said. "Most schools are recruiting me for linebacker but Miami and some other schools are recruiting me for both, Michigan State is recruiting me for running back."

The highly sought after linebacker was supposed to attend last Saturday's Nike Camp at Penn State but had to work. He hasn't attended a camp this year and says he probably won't attend any camps other than the school camps.

Hayes reports a 2.8 grade-point-average and has taken the ACT and the SAT but hasn't received his scores at this time.

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