Hayo Carpenter Makes His Presence Known

It has been a long while since Cornhusker fans, or any fans really, have heard about wide receiver prospect Hayo Carpenter from Ridgecrest, California. When last we spoke with the speedy pass-catcher, Nebraska was high up on his list, is that still the case? Also we managed to find out just what Carpenter will be attempting to improve on during this, his last season of high school football.

If speed is the name of the game, then Hayo Carpenter could have defenders both checked and mated come his career at the Division 1-A level.  Standing 5' 11", weighing in at 180 pounds and reporting a current 4.45 40 yard dash, Carpenter gives his potential teams an exciting prospect who can stretch the field and do a lot of exciting things with the ball in his hands.

Currently, Carpenter is still sitting on two offers from Nebraska and Fresno State, but a new team has been added into the mix.  "I'd say my Co-Number Ones are Louisville and Nebraska with Fresno State behind them," he said.  With the Cardinals now on the radar, one must wonder what they have done to elicit Hayo's attention in the past few months.  "I've been watching them play and I feel they're a team I would like to play for but Nebraska is a school that I would like to play for as well," he said.

While Nebraska is looking at Carpenter primarily as a wide receiver, Fresno State has ideas of defensive back along with those thoughts should he commit to the Bulldogs.  Hayo said that during his senior season, he had a slight problem as a junior that he's looking to correct.  " It's mainly about focusing on the ball, making sure I'm looking it in because it would hit my hands and I took my eyes off of it last year," he said.

With the coaches being able to call recruits themselves soon, Hayo looks forward to continuing his relationship with the Cornhuskers.  "It's going pretty good.  I've been talking to their coaches, some of their staff and the relationship has potential to grow," he said.


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