Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
The Hoosiers have had some success recruiting California during Kevin Wilson's tenure, most notably grabbing quarterbacks Nate Sudfeld and Zander Diamont from the Golden State. Indiana is hoping to once again lure a prospect from Pac-12 country, this time cornerback Isaiah Hayes. The talented athlete announced on twitter Tuesday afternoon that he had received an offer from the Hoosiers, his fifth overall.
This past season at Calabasas High School Hayes recorded 63 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception. In his HUDL highlight reel he displays good cover skills, disrupting receivers by frequently making plays on the ball. He also does a nice job in run support out of the nickle position.
At 6-foot and 185 pounds, Hayes possesses the length desired by coaches to match-up against bigger bodied wide receivers that have begun to dominate the college football landscape.
The Calabasas Coyotes are coached by former Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen.
Hayes' father, Chris Sr. played in the NFL for 8 seasons for the Packers, Jets and Patriots, winning a Super Bowl with Green Bay in 1996. His older brother Chris Jr. is currently a member of the Oregon State Football team and also plays cornerback.
Hayes is ranked by 247sports as the No. 74 overall player in the nation in the 2016 class at his position and the No. 73 prospect in the state of California. In addition to Indiana, Hayes also offers from Utah, Boise State, Idaho, and Alabama State.