National Signing Day 2013: outside linebacker Derrick Hayward

February 5, 2013

VITALS

Name: Derrick Hayward.

Position: outside linebacker.

High school: Wicomico (Md.) High School.

Height, weight: 6 feet 5, 200 pounds.

Rank: Three stars (ESPN.com and 247sports.com).

SCOUTING REPORT

>> Tallied 50 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries this past season, earning a nod to the Maryland Small School All-State team. Hayward also played in the 2012 Crab Bowl and the Eastern Shore All-Star Game.

>> Committed on May 19, 2012, but had offers from Boston College, Navy and Rutgers. According to Jakob Engelke of InsideMDSports, Maryland was the first to extend an offer to Hayward.

>> “It’s just great to be the first person from the Eastern Shore to go play at Maryland and be one of the few people from the Eastern Shore to make it to Division I. It’s just a great feeling. Hopefully I’ll bring attention to the Eastern Shore so more people can get noticed.” — Derrick Hayward, per the Baltimore Sun’s Matt Bracken.

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