As if the last week was not exciting enough for Wayne (N.J.) Hills and the Hayek family, the success does not stop with Hunter and Tyler.
“It's been exciting to see all three of them from the same high school go to the same college,” Hayek said. “I like that Rutgers is rebuilding. I like that they're getting on track. They're showing that coach Ash can rebuild a program and get it to where it needs to be.”
Jaaron Hayek was on campus Sunday for junior day when Hunter Hayek announced his commitment.
“I enjoyed my junior day, and I know I'm going to enjoy being there for the next few years watching the play and maybe play on the same field again,” Hayek said. “They're looking forward to watching my tape this season to see how I do.”
Rutgers spoke with Hayek about playing both wide receiver and cornerback. He does both for Wayne Hills and looks forward to an expanded role as a junior.
“I don't need their names to help me out in recruiting,” said Hayek, who admitted his brothers were listening in on the interview. “I can make a name for myself and prove that I'm better than them.”
Hayek gave Wayne Hills depth during its run to a state championship, including 11.3 yards per touch and three touchdowns.
“He's kind of a cross between both of them,” said Wayne Hills coach Wayne Demikoff. “We had a tight game this year and, as a sophomore, he's making a diving catch in the end zone for us to win it. He's a primetime player for sure.”