Kaleb Hayes: DB #18, Class of 2017


Kaleb Hayes is a 5-foot-11 190-pound defensive back for Brigham Young University, originally recruited as part of the Class of 2017 and recruited again as a transfer student in the Class of 2021.

BYU summary: In one season at BYU (2021), Hayes has played in 13 games (10 starts) and has 26 tackles and 12 pass breakups (BYUcougars.com).

  • 2022 (Senior).
  • 2021 (Junior). Played in 13 games (10 starts) and had 26 tackles (21 solo), and 12 pass breakups.
  • 2020 (Redshirt). Entered transfer portal January 4, 2021.
  • 2019 (Sophomore). Played in two games
  • 2018 (Freshman, Oregon State). Played in 12 games (eight starts) and had 44 tackles (30 solo), two quarterback hurries, and eight pass breakups (ESPN).

Oregon State. He played in 14 games (2018-2019) and had 44 tackles, two quarterback hurries, and eight pass breakups.

High School. Hayes prepped at San Gorgonio High School (San Bernadino, California), where in two seasons he went 184-of-380 through the air for 3139 yards and 30 touchdowns to 14 interceptions.  He also rushed 287 times for 2610 yards and 34 more scores.  On defense he had eight tackles (three solo), with two passes defended and a fumble recovery.  He also scored 12 points on 2-point conversions (MaxPreps).

Recruitment. Hayes was rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8234), who rated him the no. 187 overall prospect from California in the Class of 2017. He held scholarship offers from BYU, Cal Poly, Fresno State, and Oregon State. He committed to Oregon State on June 21, 2016.  After three seasons he entered the transfer portal on January.

Social Media. Follow and support Hayes on Twitter at @King_Hayes001 and on Instagram at @18k_hayes_.

Resources: BYU Player Profile, 247 Recruiting Profile, MaxPreps Stats, BYU Insider Recruiting Profile

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