Jerome Hayes' Recruiting Journal
Courtesy of NorthJerseySports.com
As a monthly feature, we will be bringing you recruiting journals from some of the best football players in the country. For this week's installment, Jerome Hayes will discuss some of his experiences over the past few months. You can expect another top recruit to provide us with a recruiting journal for the next few weeks. This should continue until National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Enjoy and as always, we treasure your feedback. Please e-mail me at Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: firstname.lastname@example.org to provide comments or ideas for additional features.
Jerome Hayes (RB/LB, 6'2"-225lbs, 4.6 forty) from Bayonne H.S in Bayonne, New Jersey is one of the premier football players on the East Coast. His combination of size, speed, and quickness has recruiters pursuing him at either RB or LB. As a junior, he recorded 70 tackles, 8 sacks, 2 interceptions and 3 touchdowns from his LB position. While on offense, he ran for over 1,000 yards rushing with over 300 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns.
Preparation for the season and current activities
Right now I am weight lifting and playing AAU basketball to keep in shape for the upcoming season. I also do some agilities and form running because those to me are the necessary things to make you number one.
Schools and Offers
I am receiving letters from several different schools anywhere from Miami on up to Boston college. I currently have about 14 scholarship offers.
The Recruiting Process
My feelings on the recruiting process are basically the same as they have always been I take everything with a smile because not many people get to be recognized in the same light as I am being recognized and I really just thank god for being blessed with the opportunity to be able to do what I do. Some coaches are telling me I can be a great college running back and some are telling me I can be a dominant force for there defence, I personally think I can play either or I am veyr confident in my ability on either side of the ball. As of right now I have no favorite out of all the schools that are offering I am just taking everything from where it comes from and enjoying every minute of it.
Schools' recruiting tractics
Some schools take the approach where they say I am there guy and I am the Number one guy on their board for 2005 and some schools basically tell me I am the piece of their puzzle to make it finally work.
I have no favorite. As of right now, my eyes are open to whom ever wants me right now. However, there are some schools that some to mind. In no particular order, there are Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconon, Virginia, West Virginia, Boston College, Penn State, and Syracuse. Basically everyone, I have no favorites.
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