Mike Hayek, LB, 6-2, 220, 4.8, West Essex Regional High School
How do you like these stats? 110 tackles, 2 blocked punts, 2 blocked field goals, 4 interceptions, 2 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass batted down. That's Mike Hayek. It doesn't stop there as Mike rushed out of his fullback spot for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns.
All those tackles though didn't come from nowhere. On the field Mike is noted for his exceptional lateral movement and his ability to flow to the point of attack. His listed 4.8 forty time is deceptive since Mike has an exceptionally quick first step. Recently timed in the shuttle he came away with a time of 4.26.
Those talents haven't been lost on Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano who invited Mike to this years "Junior Day". Hayek loved "Junior Day" at RU and has tagged the Scarlet Knights as his number one choice. "They had great facilities, the coaches seemed real nice and there was a good camaraderie among the guys on the team." Mike liked it so much he is not just attending Rutgers camp, he'll attend two of them, passing up opportunities to camp elsewhere just to make the most of his opportunities at RU.
Mike also likes Boston College and is getting attention from the Ivies. He'll be looking for a school with good academics and a good environment.
We'll be keeping a close eye on Mike throughout the season so be sure to check back for updates.