A leader for Hayes

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Defensive end Silvester Hayes and Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff had to wait until 9:30 p.m. to kickoff their season opener against Lancaster (Texas), but they were ready when it was time to get to work as they pulled out a 38-27 win.
"Pretty much we came out here to win," Hayes said. "There were a lot of people who doubted us, but we came out and busted them in the mouth and came out successful."

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Hayes did his share of busting people in the mouth as he put pressure on the pocket with his speed on the edge.
"I had a couple sacks. That's what I do," Hayes said. "I tried to keep pressure on the QB and keep him off our defense."
On the recruiting front, Hayes is also getting down to business with a couple of visits coming up in the near future.
"In a couple of weeks I should be visiting Texas Tech and after that I should be visiting Oklahoma State," Hayes said.
He is in the process of narrowing his list, which has Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma currently at the top. The latter two schools have yet to offer, but are showing significant interest. But the Cowboys and Sooners have some ground to make up though as Texas Tech currently leading the way for his pledge.
"They just feel like family," Hayes said. "I met Coach (Mike ) Smith and Coach (Eric) Morris once and when I met them it was like I've known them for years. It feels like they can coach me up hard, but at the end of the day it will be like family, and that's what I'm used to so when I get up there that's something I'll be used to. And I feel like they love me."
Friday night Texas Tech was in Dallas as they faced SMU in its season opener. Hayes did not attend the game but did watch it on TV.
Did he like what he saw?
"Yes sir!" Hayes stated.
Hayes is currently a three-star prospect and ranked No. 97 in the Rivals.com Texas Pre-season Top 100, and hopes to reach his college decision by the middle of the season.
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