Wayne Hills High School wide receiver/safety Tyler Hayek made his commitment to Rutgers University official today, signing his National Letter of Intent.
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Hayek announced his commitment on June 25th, choosing Rutgers over his other offers from schools such as Army, Stony Brook, and Robert Morris.
Tyler Hayek is a 3-star recruit, according to 247Sports, and has been recruited as both a wide receiver and a safety. With a 6’4”, 180 pound frame, Hayek has the frame and skill set to play either position at the next level.
As a receiver, Hayek brings great length to the position, as well as a knack for making the big play. During his senior season for Wayne Hills he caught 9 touchdowns receptions, as well as a rushing touchdown, in just 10 games played in an offense with plenty of weapons around him. He has great hands and body control, but has room to grow when it comes to his speed and route running.
On the defensive side of the ball, Hayek’s athleticism and physicality lend well to the possibility of converting to safety. While he will need to add some muscle to his frame and refine his cover skills, it’s not hard to picture a rangy free safety when watching Hayek’s film.
Freshman Impact Index: While Hayek’s versatility will be enticing to the coaching staff, he’s probably one of the safer bets to spend the year in the weight room acclimating his body to football at the next level. Hayek’s talent at his current lean frame is impressive, but adding muscle to his athleticism will give him a great shot at making an impact in 2018.
Check out Tyler’s season highlights here:
Welcome to the Banks, Tyler!
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