Rutgers commit Tyler Hayek gave Wayne (N.J.) Hills a victory on rivalry week Friday with his last-minute touchdown, but his twin put in the grunt work with an electric game.
Twin Hunter Hayek does not bring the same size as his brother, but he proved a dynamic dual-threat on the ground and in the air for Wayne Hills over Wayne Valley.
Hunter Hayek caught two early touchdowns before he moved to running back after an injury to the starter. He ran for 96 yards and a touchdown after that, and hopes Rutgers and other power-five schools take notice.
“I have speed and I have an it factor,” he said. “Rutgers needs an it factor and I think I'm the guy that can step in there and be one. I'm sure that 2017 class has a bunch of them, but I feel that I can fit with all of them as well.”
After 146 yards from scrimmage and four quarters' worth of reps at safety, Hunter Hayek said fatigue was the last thing on his mind.
“I've got another quarter in me at least, I can go another round,” he said. “… I feel great. The chemistry is wonderful with this team. We don't let anything get to us. We just keep playing and playing, and we step up and do what we have to do to win.”
While his twin stands firm in a commitment to Rutgers after an impressive summer camp, Hunter Hayek remains wide open with offers from Stony Brook, Army and Bentley University.
Five inches shorter than his brother, Hunter Hayek wants to prove schools wrong at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds.
“Recruiting has been pretty good so far,” he said. “I can't complain. I've got the three offers. If other schools are over-looking me, that's fine. I'll just keep playing hard and making plays and we'll see what other offers I can get.”
Army is the next visit for Hunter Hayek for the Nov. 5 game against Air Force.
“It's a beautiful campus, great school,” he said. “That's what I have right now, and whatever schools come in, my coaches talk to the and make sure they know I'm out there and I'm open to them.”null