"I am training very hard. I try to pattern myself after Vernon Davis. I know that he plays a different position, but his work ethic really sets him apart. You can tell that he has worked hard to put himself in the right situation."
"I think pass blocking is my biggest strength at this time. I like pass blocking a lot. I also feel that being coachable is one of my strongest assets. I try to do whatever my coach asks of me, whether it is run blocking or pass blocking. If you work hard and do what the coaches tell you, then you will have the chance to be successful," Hay explained.
Hay is receiving an abundance of early recruiting attention, but has yet to reel in his first scholarship offer.
"I am receiving interest from Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State, Virginia, Syracuse, Boston College, and Pittsburgh," Hay reported. "I have not picked up an offer yet, but they are all showing me a lot of interest. I think Maryland is the most interested, and they might give me an offer when I go down there for their camp."
Hay has been able to take in two junior day visits so far, and he has another big trip planned at the end of the month.
"I went to junior days at Rutgers and Maryland."
"They had really nice facilities at Rutgers. I like all of the new stuff that they brought in for the football program. The new weight room is definitely something that stood out to me."
"I also had a great time at Maryland. I feel they have a lot to offer. They are big on being a regular college student, and I really like that about them."
"I am also going to be going to the Penn State junior day on March 25th. It is a trip that was re-scheduled due to some bad weather. I am real excited to see what Penn State has to offer."
As a junior, Hay garnered All-City and All-League honors for his efforts on the field.