One of New Jersey's top prospects and most versatile players is Jerome Hayes (6'2"-230lbs, RB/LB, 4.6lbs). He is one of those few players who has the ability to be a standout player at either RB or LB at the collegiate level. His abilities has attracted the attention of numerous programs. As a result, he has accumulated over 30 scholarship offers from programs such as Tennessee, Nebraska, Rutgers, Virginia, Miami, Florida, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, and Virginia Tech.
From the begining of his recruitment, Rutgers has been one of his leaders. But has the record of the Scarlet Knights effected his feeling towards the school? He stated that Rutgers is still among his favorites and that they will still recieve an official visit. However, he did state as the losses mount it makes it hard to believe in what the Rutgers coaches have been preaching.
Hayes has also started to schedule visits. On the weekend of October 8th, he will be visiting Florida for the LSU game. He is looking forward to seeing the gameday atmosphere, touring the campus, and getting more familiar with the school.
His other visits include a visit to Miami on December 18th and Michigan State on December 10th. At this time, he has not scheduled a visit to Rutgers but hopes to do so in the next few weeks. He is also deciding between Tennessee, Louisville, Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Nebraska.
As far as a decision, he hopes to make his decision at the U.S. Army All-American game. However, he will not make a decision until all of his visits have been completed. He stayed that even if he had his decision made, he will continue all of his visits. Therefore, the announcement at the U.S. Army All-American Game will depend on whether or not he has completed all of his visits. If not, he will decide closer to the National Signing Day.
Note: Hayes' high school team is 2-2 after a pair of losses by a total of 3 points. In his last game, he ran for 140 yards on 20 carries with four TDs. On defense, he registered 9 tackles along with 4 forced fumbles.
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