After receiving a formal scholarship offer from Maryland, it did not take long for junior Eric Hayes to make a decision about where he wanted to attend college. The 6-foot-3, 160-pound point guard from Potomac High School in Dumfries, Va., gave a verbal commitment to Gary Williams and the Terrapins at the beginning of the week. The No. 101 ranked player in the class of 2006 made his commitment official earlier today.
“Yes, I have given a commitment to Maryland,” Hayes said. “I actually made the decision two or three days ago, but waited until today to make the announcement. This was an easy decision for me because Maryland is the school that I wanted to attend. I have visited the campus two or three times and I am excited about my future at Maryland.
“The coaching staff was excited when I told them that I was ready to commit,” he added. “They offered me a scholarship last month, but I wanted to make sure that this was the best decision for me. I really couldn’t be happier with my decision.”
Now that Hayes has put an end to his recruitment, the Virginia native is looking forward to his last two years of high school. The No. 24 ranked point guard in the class is looking forward to having a successful junior campaign.
“Now that I have made a decision about my future, I can turn all of my attention towards my junior year, and also concentrate on my academics,” Hayes said. “The Maryland coaching staff sees me coming in and playing the point guard position, so that is an area of my game that I will continue to improve upon.”