Palomar's Morehead ready to stake his claim

Because he sat behind an All-American last fall, Palomar OT Hayden Morehead (6-8, 310) has a lot to prove this fall. He's got the athleticism and skills to be one of the top offensive line prospects in the country and he spoke with recently about what schools have already begun to show him some serious interest...

Morehead prepped at Montezuma-Cortez (Co.) High School and was recruited by Kansas State and Utah as a walk-on prospect, but both told him if he went the JC-route he could have a chance to earn a D-1 scholarship.

"My dad did some research and found Palomar and how good they were at getting guys out, plus they have a great program here," Morehead told recently. "I thought I had a chance to earn a scholarship if I did really well and I played a little bit last year, but with Brice Schwab here, I didn't get as much time to play, so this year I know I need to have a big season."

Even so, schools that flocked to southern California to get a look at the Comets' top prospects came away impressed with what Morehead brings to the table.

"UTEP and Auburn both have been in contact with me and said they like me," Morehead said. "Other than them, I'm just getting a bunch of letters and stuff from other schools.

"They all said they are looking forward to seeing me this fall and how I do, so, again, I realize I have to get out there and show what I do best."

And what is that exactly?

"I'm probably a better run-blocker right now because I really wasn't coached much on pass-blocking in high school," Morehead said. "The coaching staff here has really helped me understand things and helped me get better at it and I think I'm getting better all the time at it."

Morehead is an outstanding student and will be done with his AA degree in December. He'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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