"I don't have any offers yet and I really haven't been talking to anyone," Hayes told JCFootball.com. "I've been talking to my coaches and trying to figure out what's up and why no one has been at least talking to me, but I don't really have a good answer for that.
"I talked to Iowa State last year (in the spring), so there really just hasn't been anyone that is looking at me or even talking to me."
As a freshman in 2013, Hayes rushed for nearly 800 yards and nine scores and then followed that up with an 1,100-yard, 21-touchdown performance this past season.
"I'm pretty balanced. I can run outside and get in space, but if I need to, I can lower my shoulder and break tackles too," Hayes noted. "I'm probably at my best as a one-cut and go type of a back, where I can see the hole forming and then bust through it.
"I haven't run the 40 in a while, but it's somewhere in the 4.5 range. I have good speed though. I think I play faster than my speed would indicate."
As a prep, Hayes wound up one class short of qualifying, so once he had graduated from Santa Rosa (Ca.) High School, he opted to look to find a roster spot with the Rams.
"I'm originally from San Francisco, so I decided to come back here and play," Hayes recalled. "The program here is great and they get a lot of guys moved on to play at four-year schools and I also liked the competition level here. You face tough guys every day in practice and then with the league we compete in, I liked that we'd be playing against the best there is."
Hayes is on his way to finishing up his academic work in May and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.