Name: Justice Hayes
Weight: 182 lbs.
High school: Grand Blanc High School in Grand Blanc, MI
Position: Running back
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Hayes was a high school senior (commitment post here)
TTB Rating: 72
Hayes was a 4-star recruit to every service and the #85 player in the country to Rivals. That seemed a little high to me, but when the services are in lockstep, hopefully that means something good. Hayes is good in space but doesn’t have a second gear to break away. Without great size or speed, his ceiling seems a little limited to me. However, I do think he fits better in more of a pro-style offense than he did in a zone read option spread, where I saw him more as a slot receiver. He could still play receiver in a pinch, but hopefully it doesn’t come that.
His senior season ended early due to a wrist injury, but that shouldn’t affect his freshman year of college. What should affect his freshman year of college more than the injury is the fact that Michigan has a bunch of experienced running backs in the stable and ready to go. That ought to give Hayes time to bulk up and get used to the ways of the college world.
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