Monday, June 14, 2010

Jesse Hayes (2011-DE) Video

Jesse Hayes plays at Moeller High School in Ohio and one of the Cats top defensive targets for 2011. Many people feel Rock Oliver is the major connection for Hayes and UK. He did visit UK for the spring game and attended with teammate Kendall Walker (2011-LB) who could be close to an offer from the Cats.


  1. For those who believe in the "canary in a coal mine" theory, Jesse Hayes represents an important parameter for this coaching staff's ability to extend UK's recruiting influence. Traditionally, UK has not recruited the Cincinnati area very effectively, with certain exceptions. But Joker has publicly said his staff is focusing harder on recruiting Cincinnati now. The Rock Oliver angle is interesting, since Jesse knows Rock well. But it will take more than Rock to sign him. Hayes has about 20 D-1 scholarship offers, including about half of the Big Ten, several PAC Ten schools, and a nice assortment of southern programs. Frankly, Jesse is the kind of prospect UK signs only in a very strong recruiting year. If Joker signs Jesse, it's an indicator that UK's staff is recruiting more competitively than UK has recruited previously.

  2. Agree Messenger. I'd love to have Jesse, but not sure we have a great chance.