Jacob Hayes, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound shortstop from Terre Haute South HS, has verbally committed to the Ohio State University. Physically strong and extremely athletic, Hayes is a 6.7 runner who can really swing it from the left side. Last spring he batted, a team leading, .383 with 34 runs, 41 hits, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 16 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. In 2008, Hayes posted a .417 batting average.
Courtesy Prep Baseball Report
Hayes is the cousin of former Buckeye Mike Hayes (88-92). In 1990 Hayes was an Academic All-Big Ten selection, while leading the Buckeyes in ERA with a 3.15 mark. The Buckeyes made two NCAA trips while Hayes was in Scarlet & Gray in 1991 and 1992.
Joining Hayes as verbal commits thus far:
Greg Greve 3B/P Walsh Jesuit
Clayton Crum RHP Klein, TX
Tim Wetzel OF Mayfield HS