Bayonne Linebacker talks about the Huskers

A four-star linebacker/fullback prospect, Jerome Hayes is looking for the right place to call home. The 6' 2", 225-pound prospect out of Bayonne, New Jersey has an impressive list of offers and is narrowing his list down as far as who he will visit. Is Nebraska amongst that list?

Jerome Hayes is a soft-spoken young man off the field, but a terror on it.  His team is 5-3 overall with Jerome leading the way on both offense and defense.  Offensively, he has 1,100 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns while on the opposite side of the ball, he has 92 tackles to his credit.  Many big name schools have seen tape of Jerome and immediately wanted him to join their ranks.  Tennessee, Miami and Virginia Tech are three such institutions, but what about Nebraska?  "I like Nebraska, they're one of the schools I'm considering for my fifth and final spot," said Hayes.


Jerome has had his eye on the Florida Gators for a while, so naturally one has to wonder if the removal of Ron Zook as head coach will impact Jerome's decision at all.  "I just liked the atmosphere down there but it depends on who stays and who goes.  I really like Coach Zook, so whoever they bring in, we'll see what happens," said Hayes.  While Jerome doesn't claim any current leaders, he does have a number of big-time prospects pining for his services.  


Hayes has been in contact with Nebraska fairly often.  Defensive Coordinator Kevin Cosgrove has led the charge to plead Nebraska's case.  "Yeah he's a pretty cool guy," says Hayes.  Cosgrove certainly has a solid case with a number of Nebraska's linebackers currently playing in the national football league such as Demorrio Williams, Eric Johnson and Carlos Polk.  "It's a great school in a great conference that they play in and they've had some guys come out and have good pro careers," noted Hayes


Nebraska continues the recruiting bid for Jerome in the hopes that he, too, could one day become the next in a long line of successful professional football-playing Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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