Dayon Hayes was one of the most heavily-recruited players in the Pittsburgh City League in the past two decades - and he has decided to stay in Pittsburgh to play college football.
Hayes, who will be a senior at Westinghouse High School, made a verbal commitment to Pitt Saturday. Hayes is 6 feet 3 1/2, 240 pounds and was recruited as a defensive end.
Hayes, who had 26 sacks last season, said he had 30 scholarship offers, but Pitt was the first school from a power 5 conference to offer back in January. Hayes committed while on an official visit to Pitt.
Hayes said Ohio State was his other top choice, but Penn State, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Michigan State and Texas A&M were some of the other schools that offered scholarships.Hayes is believed to be the first Division I player from Westinghouse since the late 1990s.