February 12, 2009

Two offers for safety on the rise

Lancaster (Texas) High School defensive back Quenton Hayes should get used to attention. The bevy of talented defenders at Lancaster High School is a secret no longer and it looks as though Hayes is another one on his way to college football. Recently, Hayes picked up his first Big 12 offer and his second offer overall.

"I just picked up one today from Baylor," Hayes said on Thursday night. "I got one about two weeks ago from Tulsa. I'm liking Baylor. It's one of the schools that I was interested in. I just like Baylor. They're in my area and I've just been liking them."

The Tulsa offer was more of a surprise for Hayes.

"I haven't followed them really," he said. "They kind of surprised me because I hadn't been getting any letters from them and then they came out of nowhere and offered."

Several other schools have shown interest in Hayes and recently he took in a junior day at Oklahoma State. He also anticipates heading to junior days at Baylor and Texas. Outside of the Big 12 region, one of the schools that is communicating most heavily with Hayes is Tennessee.

"I'm communicating with Tennessee," he said. "Coach had me call him and talk to them."

Currently, Hayes is staying busy with track where he runs the 4x100, 4x200, the 200 and the long jump. That schedule will likely keep him busy much of the spring.

"I don't really know about camps and stuff," he said. "I don't know how that's going to go because when the season gets going we have track meets every Saturday so I don't know how that's going to work out."

Among the schools that have yet to communicate with Hayes actively that he would very much like to hear from is Oregon and the instate Longhorns.



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