There was no time like the present for Parkview Baptist quarterback Reggie Hayes Jr. to make a college decision.
So Hayes, who led PBS to the Division II select state title last fall, signed with Navy during his visit to the school Saturday.
“The coaches here remind me so much of the coaches I had at Parkview,” Hayes said. “It took a little while after I got here to get to know everyone. But the more I got to know them, I knew I really wanted to play for these guys.”
Hayes had narrowed his choices to Navy and Army. He visited West Point last weekend. The fact that the Midshipmen run an option attack similar to the one Parkview utilizes also played a role in Hayes’ decision.
“It’s basically the same offense I ran at Parkview, and I feel comfortable running it,” Hayes said. “They are going to give me a chance to play quarterback.”
Hayes was selected Outstanding Player in the Division II title game and also was the Offensive MVP on The Advocate’s All-Metro team for Classes 3A and below. He led PBS to its fifth state title in football by rushing for 1,486 yards and 21 TDs. Hayes also had 483 passing yards and averaged 31 yards per kickoff return.