The first time Rivals.com saw athlete prospect Hayes Pullard (6-2, 220, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw was when he was a freshman playing on the frosh team and even then he was very impressive. Those not acquainted with the Crenshaw frosh program sang a chorus of who's that as the talented 14 year made plays on both sides of the ball.
Now fast forward to Pullard's junior season and he still looks the part, only bigger, faster and he is still making plays. That is why he already has three offers on his table. There will be more as Pullard will be one of the most sought after players from the City Section for the Class 2010.
Pullard earned all-city, all-league and City Junior Player of the year award after accounting for 110 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception. As a running back, Pullard rushed for 900-plus yards and scored 11 touchdowns.
On the recruiting trail, Pullard currently has three offers from Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA. He is getting steady recruiting action from USC, Oregon, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska and Boise State.
Obviously Pullard has the versatility that D-I schools like since every school that is recruiting Pollard want him as an athlete. Meaning, whatever side of the ball that will get him on the field earliest is the side he will play. He is very open regarding college choice at this time.
Pullard recently attended the FBU Camp and had an impressive showing. He ended up running a 4.2 shuttle, record a 34-inch vertical and 39-inch power ball.
In the weight room, Pullard currently benches 270 and squats 350.
What is Pullard looking for in a college?
"A good relationship with the head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and position coach," Pullard said. "Also what kind of insurance package they have in case of injury."
"I also want to attend a school that has a winning program," Pullard said. "Academic prestige will also be very important."
Besides the FBU Camp, Pullard is planning on attending the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles and the B2G Camp.