Hawgs win Chase for top RB commitment

Fayetteville, AK — Star running back, Chase Hayden is one of the most sought-after recruits in the country and when you’re as talented as he is you’re going to be visiting a lot of schools.  He met with programs from across the country and before he knew it the offers started pouring in from powerhouse programs like Tennessee, Florida and Michigan, but Chase decided to go another route – he committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Chase Hayden (left) and Leonard Fournette (right)

His trip to Fayetteville was an apparently an eye-opening experience.  It’s understandable that official visits have a heavy emphasis on football after all that’s the reason athletes are offered scholarships, but Hayden had a very different experience at Arkansas when he realized the state-of-the-art athletic facilities were just amenities and what the university truly had to offer students academically was the actual value proposition that the school was offering.

He was pleasantly surprised to to learn the Sam M. Walton College of Business is one the best in the nation and that Arkansas wasn’t just where Darren McFadden went to school, but it’s where countless successful businessmen and entrepreneurs went as well. 

By the end of his visit, he was convinced that Arkansas was a school that could help him get to the next level in life – not just a football program that could lead to an NFL career. 

Chase Hayden and his mom

Hayden is an all-purpose running back who rushed for over 2000 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior, but head couch Bret Bielema told Hayden that his athletic ability is so versatile he might even play a little on defense – SEC beware, Chase Hayden might be the next Jabrill Peppers!

Chase Hayden


Hometown: Germantown, TN

School: St. George’s 

Position: RB

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 190

Rating: 4 star

According to Chase Hayden can squat 525 lbs and bench press 275 lbs.  In addition to his obvious strength, Hayden also runs a 40 yard dash in 4.4  seconds and he has an impressive 57′ vertical.  image


Catch a glimpse of Chase in action on his Hudl and follow him on Twitter @Chase_Hayden2 

Featured image : By The original uploader was Bobak at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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