Some surprising recruiting news this morning from one of the WPIAL’s top players.
Aliquippa 2025 4-star running back Tiqwai Hayes announced on Twitter that he intends to close down his recruitment and make an upcoming college decision.
Hayes intends to announce his commitment on September 25th at Aliquippa High School at 3:30 PM. Hayes will be choosing from the following schools: Pitt, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Maryland and Michigan State.
Hayes is ranked by Rivals.com as one of the Top 200 overall players in the Class of 2025 as well as one of the Top 20 running backs in the country.
No national recruiting analysts have named a school as the leader for Hayes, but his most recent unofficial visits were to Penn State on September 2 and then to Pitt on September 9th.
For a while, Michigan was rumored to be the front runner for Hayes, but Penn State is the school that’s reportedly really high on his list.
Pitt has already received a commitment from Aliquippa 2024 4-star linebacker Cam Lindsey and would love to add his teammate to be their running back of the future, but it won’t be easy.
Keep in mind, Hayes is only a junior so regardless of who he commits to, it won’t stop schools from trying to get him to change his mind up until Signing Day in December of 2024.
— 100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA (@KDKARadio) September 2, 2023