Western Kentucky added some major firepower to next year’s receiving core, landing a commitment from Ware County (GA) 2023 wide receiver Jarvis Hayes on Monday afternoon.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound recruit out of Waycross, Georgia spoke with Our Team Western Kentucky about what ultimately led to his decision and detailed how long the Hilltoppers have been involved in his recruitment.
Hayes said that Western Kentucky became involved in his recruitment last April as WKU assistant coach, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Crawford visited his school to offer him on the spot.
“Coach Crawford came to my school around April and told me how much he loved my film and offered me on the spot. I feel like Western Kentucky is the perfect spot for me. I like how they spread the ball and I feel like I would fit in their offense perfectly.”– Jarvis Hayes
In addition to speaking with Coach Crawford, Hayes also spoke with a current player on the team and another player that recently committed to the Hilltoppers. Hayes said that he hasn’t visited Western Kentucky yet but has been in communication with a current player on the team and another player who recently committed to the program.
In addition to collecting an opportunity from Western Kentucky, Hayes also picked up offers from Charlotte, Colorado, Georgia Southern, Iowa State, Jacksonville State, Kent State and Minnesota.
The wide receiver out of the Peach State said that playing for the Ware County Gators has played a huge role in his growth and development as his wide receiver coach has shown him a lot.
“We have a great program. Our receiver coach is actually a former Georgia player so that’s helped us a lot. He can show us a lot and has helped with the development of our game.”– Jarvis Hayes
The Gators are rolling over the competition this season with a 7-0 overall record and a 3-0 record in their region. The Gators are coming off a 44-0 shutout victory over Greenbrier. Hayes led all Ware County receivers with four receptions for 109 yards and three touchdowns. Ware County takes on Statesboro on Friday.