Quentin Hayes, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound defensive back from Lancaster High in Texas made a commitment to Oklahoma this afternoon after receiving word that he was indeed being offered by the Sooners.
“Yeah, I committed,” Hayes confirmed.
Hayes was on of the more than 28,000 people on hand for the annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday.
“It was really nice,” Hayes said of the visit. “I liked it a whole lot.”
In the ’09 class the Sooners added Lancaster’s Demontre Hurst at the last second by convincing him to switch his commitment away from Oklahoma State.
And Hurst played at least a small role in Hayes’ recruitment.
“He (Hurst) was up there for the spring game and things like that,” Hayes admitted. “He said it was a pretty good school and he asked me if I was going to commit there. It will be real nice with both of us going to go there.”
Hayes could play safety or corner on the next level and his position at OU should be listed as to be determined.
“He (OU DB coach Bobby Jack Wright) said it really did not matter and I could play either one,” Hayes said. “I will just play whatever one I can play more at.”
Schools like Oregon, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Houston, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Colorado State and Texas Tech also offered Hayes and he enjoyed the recruiting process, but admitted it was a lot to handle.
“It was nice to have so many (offers) and be wanted like that, but there is also a lot of pressure and a lot of schools to research.”
That is why he wasted little time in accepting the offer he had been looking for.
“Most of the guys above me (at Lancaster) that have already committed, they waited until their senior year and waited kind of late to commit, but I did not want to do that,” explained Hayes.
“I did not want to do that. I wanted to get it over with so I did not have to worry about it the whole year and I could have already have my school I am going to.”