Huskers land latest greyshirt commitment

While Nebraska only had two, in-state commitments they have recently picked up some greyshirt additions that should add immediate help. The first was Aaron Schulte from Norfolk (Nebr.) Catholic. Then Nebraska picked up the preferred, walk-on commitment of Mike Masin. This latest greyshirt comes from the Omaha area and could play a number of different positions.

The latest addition to the greyshirt list for Nebraska is Michael Hays. The 6-foot-2 and 210-pound athlete with 4.5/40 speed from Papillion (Nebr.) LaVista accepted a greyshirt offer this past weekend.

"Yes I did," Hayes said. "It was last weekend. I was in Lincoln in Coach Bill Callahan's office and they offered me the greyshirt."

Hayes played offense and defense this fall for Papillion - LaVista. Nebraska hasn't really pegged Hayes for where he could potentially play. One position surprised even him.

"Nebraska is looking at me to either play linebacker, wide receiver and maybe as a fullback. It could be any of those. I was surprised about the fullback."

The Papillion - LaVista season could have gone a little better. They finished up the season at 4-6. There were some opportunities to make the season better in the win-loss column, but they just couldn't close out some games.

"Our season was a little shaky. In the end, you always think that you could have been a little bit better. A lot of close games. We just couldn't finish."

Hayes wasn't aware of his stats from this past season. Last year he made a splash receiving state honors as a junior at defensive end. This year he earned honors on both sides of the football.

"I played wide receiver and defensive end this season again. I was all-state honorable mention as a wide receiver, second team all-metro as a defensive end and first team all-district as a wide receiver."

Hayes is pumped about the opportunity to be a Husker. He will be enrolling at Nebraska this fall and will be entering into the Nebraska weight lifting program as soon as he can.

"I think that I am going to go to Lincoln in the fall, like anyone would. I will be on a weight lifting program. I should be getting a book on this soon."

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