University of North Carolina football fans rejoiced Thursday after another former NC State football recruit announced he would be signing with the Tar Heels.
Robert “Unbreakable” Hayes, a sophomore tailback for Steubenville High School in Ohio who had previously received attention from NC State Head Coach Dave Doeren, said he was excited to be a member of the UNC recruiting class of 2022.
“After careful deliberation with my buddies at a house party last night,” Hayes told reporters, “I have decided to play for Mack Brown and the Tar Heels.”
Hayes has rushed for 387 yards and three touchdowns so far this season.
Doeren expressed his disappointment following the announcement.
“We’ll miss him,” Doeren said, “I guess.”
“I’m still waiting for Stephen Gosnell to text me back. I haven’t heard from him in a few days.”
Steubenville Big Red Assistant Coach, who asked to remain anonymous, said he was excited for Hayes, despite his initial surprise.
“He’s a great kid,” the assistant explained. “He works hard, and he doesn’t assault women.”
“But to be honest, we call him ‘Unbreakable’ because he’s a two-star recruit. I’m surprised a high-level program offered him a scholarship, as a sophomore no less.”
UNC Head Coach Mack Brown said Hayes was another necessary piece for the Tar Heels to return to prominence.
“He’s a great kid,” Brown said. “He works his tail off, and he also doesn’t assault women at off-campus parties, so that’s a major plus.”
Hayes plans to attend Saturday’s UNC-Duke game at Kenan Memorial Stadium.