Damon Hayes: I Have Never Been this Comfortable with a Coach

Rutgers coach Chris Ash visited Maryland Wednesday night for an in-home with Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise commit Damon Hayes. The visit ended well for Hayes, who said his comfort level was at an all-time high after he shook hands with the new Scarlet Knights coach.

Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise three-star defensive back Damon Hayes did not lock himself in with Rutgers yet but he may be close after an in-home visit Wednesday night from head coach Chris Ash.

"I have never been this comfortable with a coach -- ever," Hayes said. "He's a very detailed coach. He has a plan in place. Any questions, he had answers. No new questions opened up. I got the answers to every questions I had and his whole plan in place is going to be change. It's going to be good. There were laughs here and there but when it came to crunch time, it was down to business."

Hayes, who committed to Rutgers during the summer, officially visited Boston College last week and goes to Wake Forest Friday (weather permitting).

"I feel very good about Rutgers," Hayes said. "I still want to hear the final remarks from Boston College and Wake Forest before I make a final decision."

Ash spoke in detail with Hayes about the future cornerback's role in the system.

"He's a good defensive mind," Hayes said. "He ran a good defense at Ohio State. He's been a good coach across the board -- Ohio State, Arkansas, Wisconsin. We've got three DB coaches working now with a corner coach, a safety coach and coach Ash. I think that's great. He's big on hard work, so that's great too."

Hayes spoke highly of assistant defensive backs coach Aaron Henry and expects a visit next week from the former Wisconsin All-Conference safety.

"I like the coaching staff so far," Hayes said. "I love that there are three DB coaches. I'm excited about their plan."


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