Hayes made the trip to Starkville with family in tow. Holding a Bulldog offer, the talented big man knows he has a chance to join the good folks in Starkville. It appears that the Big Dawg camp aided in that line of thinking.
"The camp went really good," Hayes explained. "I learned a couple of new things. I got to work on my game a little bit."
The rising junior college sophomore reports that the chance to work with a veteran O line coach like John Hevesy was a positive experience.
"It was great working with him," Hayes said. "I learned a lot from him. Mississippi State is one of my top schools he is one of the reasons why."
While the Bulldogs are taking steps to fill out the final spots in their upcoming signing class, Hayes is still working through the process.
"I don't really have an order of schools just yet," Hayes. "I will probably wait and do something at the end of the season. I want to be able to take some visits and then decide.
"I want to find another home. I want to find a place where I can feel like I am part of the family. I kind of felt like that up here today. I really love it here."
Hayes is working towards a breakout season at Perkinston this fall. The chance to play for a championship as well as the opportunity to sharpen his skills led him to sign on with the Bulldogs of MGCCC.
"I liked it down there and the offensive line coach, Coach George is a lot like Coach Hevesy here," Hayes said. "Going down there was a good experience for me. I feel like we have a chance to go all of the way this year. We are looking go to National."
Hayes currently claims offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida, Iowa State, Jackson State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, South Florida, Southern Miss and UAB among others.