Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 1/28/13
Justin Pugh will go down as one of Syracuse’s best offensive lineman in program history. As he preps to enter April’s NFL draft, Syracuse has jumped on finding potential replacements for the all-conference stud. After visiting the SU campus this past weekend, offensive guard Alexander Hayes is up for the task, committing to the Orange. The Georgia big man is sold on the program and looking forward to National Signing Day next week. He joins WR Corey Cooper as back-to-back enormous verbals for the Orange heading into NSD. Scott Shafer and company pluck the 6’3” 285 lb. monster Hayes out of Tucker High School in Atlanta. Hayes was the anchor of an awfully impressive line. It’s fair to say the most important stat to offensive lineman is how well their team’s offense can score. In its run-first offense, Tucker utilized Hayes to his greatest potential. Tucker HS destroyed DeKalb County, rushing for 3,195 yards and 44 touchdowns on the ground. The runner-up in total rushing yards trailed ...
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