Jerome Hayes (RB/LB, 6'2"-230lbs) was among the 10 plus visitors to the Rutgers campus this weekend. We were able to catch-up with him just before an in-house visit with the Miami coaches. Currently, Hayes has only four visits scheduled and Rutgers was his second. Earlier in the year, he visited Florida and left impressed. Although the Gators fired then coach, Ron Zook, Hayes remains interested.
Regarding the Rutgers visit, Hayes stated that it was a "great time". His parents accompanied him on his visit and left impressed. They liked the location and the opportunity to see all of his games. However, Hayes stated that it will not have a factor in his decision. It is more important for him to be comfortable.
William Beckford, Rutgers starting outside linebacker, was his host and he hung out with Nate Robinson, Justice Hairston, and Tres Moses during his visit. The visit included a meeting with the Dean of Rutgers College, a tour of the Rutgers facilities, and a visit to the ESPNzone in Time Square.
He stated that he knew what to expect from the visit. However, he still left impressed with the school, players, and the coaches. One piece of advise from his host, William Beckford, impressed him. Beckford told him to take his time with the decision and we will love to have you but you need to do what is best for you.
Although he does not know if anyone committed, he stated that there were a few prospects talking about doing so. He did not want to name the prospects and stated that the information should be known soon.
Although he has visited two schools and have only four scheduled to date, he does not have a leader and remains on decided. His next visit will be Michigan on the Weekend of December 10th, then Miami.
He would like to have a decision made by the Army All-American game, where he plans to make his intentions known. If not, he will make a fifth visit. Some of the possible destinations are Michigan, Nebraska, and Louisville. Due to their intense recruitment, Michigan would be the likely destination for his last visit.
Stay tuned for more information.
Donald "Big Dog"
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