April 14, 2009

Oklahoma lands a versatile safety

Throughout the spring, Lancaster (Texas) High School safety Quentin Hayes has been receiving numerous offers from major programs around the country. However, there was one school that Hayes was waiting on, beyond all of the others. On Tuesday, Hayes heard from that program and ended his commitment on the spot.

"I just committed to OU," Hayes said on Tuesday morning. "I went down there Saturday. They talked about offering but they told me today that they were sending it."

Hayes visited Norman, in hopes of getting an offer from a school that has been one of his favorites from the outset of his recruitment. The visit over the weekend went as well as he had hoped it would and made his Tuesday decision an easy one.

"I really like the school and I wanted to go there so they gave me the offer and I committed," he said. "I wasn't surprised because I knew it was coming but I'm real happy. It's just the overall program. They produce a lot of pro players and stuff like that. They're just good people up there."

While in Norman, Hayes got a better feel for the campus and facilities, but it didn't take much to sell him on being a Sooner.

"They showed us all of the athletics facilities and things and we went to the dorms and the saw about the academics and I liked it a lot and it was pretty cool and I could see myself there."

One of the bonuses to Hayes' game is his ability to play both cornerback and safety. The Oklahoma staff could see him play either spot at the next level.

"He said I can play both safety and corner. I could play both really. It really doesn't matter to me."

Now that Hayes is committed, he is satisfied and done with the recruiting process.

"It feels good," he said. "I'm really glad that they finally came through with [the offer]. It's a school I really wanted to go to so I finally get to commit there so I'm really happy about that. I'm pretty much done with it. I'm satisfied. I got to go to the school I want to go to."


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