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C.J. Hayes
C.J.  Hayes

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Bowling Green, Ky.

High School:
South Warren

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 202

Position:
WR

Experience:
HS


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time team captain earned all-state and all-conference accolades as a wide receiver at South Warren High School for head coach Brandon Smith, splitting time between wide receiver and defensive back . . . graduated as the school's all-time leader in catches (97), receiving yards (1,594), touchdown receptions (27) and interceptions (10) . . . named a second-team all-state selection by The Associated Press . . . chosen to USA TODAY's All-USA Kentucky Second Team . . . ranked among the top wide receivers in the nation by Scout.com (No. 66), 247Sports (No. 190) and ESPN.com (No. 199) . . . named one of the top 10 wide receivers in the Midwest (No. 10) by Scout.com . . . listed as the No. 1 wide receiver prospect in the state of Kentucky by Scout.com and ESPN.com . . . named one of the top players overall in Kentucky by Scout.com (No. 4) and ESPN.com (No. 9) . . . tallied 51 receptions for 855 yards (16.8 avg.) and 12 touchdowns in 2016 . . . also snared five interceptions, returning two for touchdowns . . . helped the Spartans win all 15 of their games by at least 21 points en route to 2015 Kentucky's Class 4A state championship as a junior . . . also played baseball and helped South Warren reach the semifinals of the 2016 state tournament . . . batted .350 with 50 RBIs and 20 stolen bases as a junior . . . son of Carl and Daphne Hayes . . . his father, Carl, is a retired Army sergeant war veteran who served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan . . . born June 18, 1998 . . . majoring in animal science and plans to be a veterinarian.