Bison defensive back signee Joshua Hayes fell in love with the vibe at NDSU and never looked back

Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson defensive back and new NDSU signee Joshua Hayes is the latest Bison to sign in the 2017 class and he went in-depth with the BisonReport.com to share more about his reasons to sign with North Dakota State.

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BisonReport.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the NDSU staff like you to report at this summer?

Joshua HayesRight now, I'm six foot on the head and I weigh about 175 lbs, but the coaches want me to come in weighing about 185-190.

BisonReport.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?

JH: My individual goal is just to grow and mature as an athlete but a team goal of mine is to make sure we get back to Frisco.

BisonReport.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Missouri Valley football?

JH: Honestly, the thing I want to work on the most is gaining weight and continuing to advance my football IQ.

BisonReport.com What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Bison?

JH: Getting back to Frisco and growing and bonding with my teammates.

BisonReport.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend North Dakota State University?

JH: The main reason I choose NDSU is because of the academic facilities and the things they have in place to make sure the student athletes succeed in school and also because every one made me feel at home even though I was almost 2,000 miles away from it.

BisonReport.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Bison and why?

JH: The team I think I want to beat most is SDSU just because I know that the state border rivalry is always intense.

BisonReport.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at NDSU?

JH: I actually have enough credits to graduate, but I still need another class to meet the graduation requirements for down here.

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BisonReport.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

JH: As of right now I know I want to study medicine but I'm not exactly sure which field yet so I couldn't tell you that right now. If you ask me the same question in about a year I might have a pretty solid answer for you.

BisonReport.com: What is it about Coach Klieman and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?

JH: I just loved the vibe the coaches gave off. Everyone was upbeat and excited and they showed me a lot of love and made me feel like I was already apart of the team and once I committed I think I hugged just about every coach so that just reassured me on my decision.

BisonReport.com: What is something you learned about North Dakota State University that surprised you during the recruiting process?

JH: Well something that surprised me was the fact the Fargo is far more urbanized than I thought it would be.

BisonReport.com: What position do you expect to play at NDSU? What other position did the Bison staff mention as a possibility?

JH: Hopefully I get to stay at safety or go to cornerback but coach talked to me about possibly playing nickel as well as corner and safety.

BisonReport.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?

JH: They haven't told me too much about exactly how I'm going to utilize me but they told me that I have a chance to come in and play early on.

BisonReport.com: Have you had any communication with other NDSU recruits and if so what?

JH: Yes I have. Actually all of the recruits from this class are all in a group chat and we just talk about things going on where we are since we all are pretty spread out.

BisonReport.com: What player do you model your game after and why?

JH: I try to model my game after The Neon Deion Sanders just because of the confidence I play with and the speed and agility I have.


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