Maize Rage Continues – UofM Football Recruiting Rush Reels In TCW’s Hayes
The University of Michigan snared its second elite in-state offensive linemen recruits in the last two weekends when the Wolverines secured the commitment of 4-star junior Traverse City West tackle Ryan Hayes.
The commitment of the 6-foot-7, 270-pound Hayes follows last weekend’s bagging of Jalen Mayfield, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound tackle from Grand Rapids Catholic Central who 24/7 Sports.com considers the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Michigan.
This offseason has seen Hayes establish himself a prize in the recruiting game. Besides UofM, he garnered scholarship offers from Michigan State, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Northwestern, California, Kentucky, TCU, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
The state’s Class of 2018 is rich in talent across the offensive line. In addition to Hayes and Mayfield, the junior crop in the trenches features highly-coveted road graders like Marquan McCall (Kentucky), Tyrone Sampson (Detroit East English Village), Mike Furtney (Milan) and Carlos Vettorello (Detroit UD-Jesuit).
McCall, also ranked a 4-star prospect, has committed to Kentucky, while 3-star recruits Sampson and Furtney are headed to Syracuse and Wisconsin, respectively. Vettorello can boast nearly two-dozen offers but hasn’t committed yet.