Photo courtesy of Akeem Hayes’ Twitter (@9GoLive)
I recently spoke to 2018 recruit Akeem Hayes about the current state of his recruitment. I asked the consensus 3 star athlete from Chaminade Madonna (FL) if he still intended to sign during the early period in December and he confirmed to me that he will. I also asked him if he was still solid on his commitment to the University of Kentucky. His response: 1000%. When I asked Akeem what excited him most about playing for the University Kentucky, he said he was excited about the fans. I also asked Akeem which player from the 2018 recruiting class he was the most excited about playing with. He told me that he was the most excited about playing with fellow Chaminade Madonna (FL) teammate WR Marvin Alexander.
The 2018 recruiting class for the University of Kentucky football team looks to be one of Mark Stoops’ best from top to bottom. It is littered with consensus three and four star athletes who can play multiple positions. However, Akeem Hayes, however, is the most intriguing prospect in my opinion. With his size, he can be a prototypical slot receiver, but possesses the speed necessary to play outside receiver. It will be exciting to see how Coach Eddie Gran uses Akeem once he gets on campus.
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