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The waiting game
"I haven't received any offers yet," said Rocky Hayes. "I feel like I am really close. Alabama and Auburn are showing me the most attention right now. It's really just those two schools. "I had a meeting with coach Saban when I was down there for their first cmap. He told me they like me a lot, but I got on the scene late. He said they have offered several defensive backs. I feel like I am behind. I now have to wait to see what these other DBs decide to do." Hayes's football skills are similar to former Alabama star Tyrone Prothro who is also his cousin. "The Alabama camp went really well," he said. "They showed me around. They didn't make me work-out the whole camp. I spent 45 minutes with coach Saban after the camp, so that took up a little bit of time. "They showed me the indoor facility and training facilities. I saw the tornado damage for the first time. It's a lot worse when you see it in person. I didn't realize how bad it was. It's awful. "I got a chance to talk to a lot of players down there. I saw Javier Arenas. I got a chance to meet and talk to Dre Kirkpatrick. That was really cool. He is a player I look up to. When I was down there I had that feel that I want in a college. "Alabama has a camp July 17. The coaches want me to come back down there. I am just going to go back and talk to coach Saban. He told me he watched six or seven full game tapes of me and saw my highlight film. He said he fell in love with my highlight tape. He saw my run against Munford where I cut back across the field about six times. He said I did well. He said they are very interested in me." The in-state star attended camps at Alabama, Auburn, Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee, UAB, Troy and Mississippi State. He will return to Tuscaloosa in July and also camp at Tennessee next month.
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