Texas lands three-star 2018 forward Jaxson Hayes

Jaxson Hayes

Texas landed its third commitment in the Class of 2018 on Friday as fast-rising forward Jaxson Hayes pledged to the Longhorns.

A native of Cincinnati, the 6-foot-9 Hayes exploded as a high-major recruit this summer as he selected the Longhorns over a visit to Xavier and a recent scholarship offer to Kentucky. A late-blooming forward who had a late growth spurt, Hayes has good speed and mobility for his size as he becomes an intriguing prospect at the college level thanks to his 7-foot-3 wingspan. Hayes is the son of Cincinnati Bengals tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes.

Hayes joins four-star wing Gerald Liddell and three-star Brock Cunningham in the Texas Class of 2018 recruiting haul. The group brings a lot of size and athleticism to the Texas frontcourt.