THE SLANT: LB, Jerome Hayes

Check out the "SKINNY" and NU "SLANT" on one of the top linebackers in the country as we give you the fast and nitty-gritty as to what's going on with recruiting with Jerome Hayes and if Nebraska is in his future. Check out this one-stop edition of THE SLANT.

THE SLANT: Husker Recruiting Tracker

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THE SLANT: It's not easy widdling down almost fifty offers, but that's what one of the top linebackers in the country has to do. If only for his coach's sanity rather than his own. "My coach said that if I don't have a narrowed list by the time schools can call, it's going to be flat out crazy." Jerome said. Trying to avoid that, Jerome is looking at having ten teams at the maximum once that time comes to pass. Some of the teams that are currently "in" as being on that list are Miami, Rutgers, Florida and Michigan State. And teams that Jerome stated were "on the bubble" as far as making a top ten are amongst others, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Syracuse and Virginia. The bottom line for that final list is going to simply come from the best total from the following equation: depth chart friendly+chance to win a national title+ relationship with coaches over recruiting season+overall tradition. If you are heavy or on the good side in all of those, you have a solid shot at Hayes. As for Nebraska, Hayes said that the success of Jammal Lord there along with another New Jersey native in Joe Dailey doesn't hurt their chances as well. "It's nice to know that there are some Jersey boys there having some success." he said. Jerome said that he should have a fairly good idea of even narrower list in apprx. a month and hopefully he'll have a final five before his season really gets going.

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