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In case you missed it Legacy RB Sets Official Visit to Tennessee

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Running back Chase Hayden, the son of former Vol standout Aaron Hayden, has scheduled an official visit to Tennessee according to his father via Woody Wommack of Rivals.com. Chase announced his intent to transfer from Arkansas earlier this year and has two years of eligibility remaining. Hayden is also a grad transfer, so he can play immediately wherever he transfers to.

Hayden will visit Tennessee on April 4th. He also has official visits set up for Houston (March 20th) and Indiana (March 27th).

Coming out of high school, the 5-foot-10, 205-pound back was a four-star prospect and one of the top recruits in the state of Tennessee. Hayden won both the Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball awards as a senior at St. George’s Independent School in Collierville, TN. Hayden committed to Arkansas under then-head coach Bret Bielema and signed with the Hogs.

In his first year with the Razorbacks, Hayden ran for 326 yards and four touchdowns on 61 carries, averaging 5.3 yards per rush. But a season-ending injury cut his freshman campaign short, and he missed the second half of the 2017 season. In his second year, Hayden bounced back from his injury and still managed to be productive as the Hogs’ third running back, totaling 251 rushing yards and a touchdown on 57 attempts while catching 11 passes for 61 yards in new head coach Chad Morris’ offense.

Hayden only appeared in four games in 2019, carrying the ball 12 times for 39 yards and catching four passes for 12 yards. That allowed Hayden to get a redshirt and save a year of eligibility, which gives him two years to play wherever he transfers.

According to Mike Farrell, the National Recruiting Director for Rivals, Hayden can be a “very solid contributor” at a Power Five program over the next two years.

“Hayden is an attractive running back on the transfer market because he can catch the ball out of the backfield and can make opponents miss in space,” Farrell says. “Out of high school we liked his feet and burst which is why he was a Rivals250 prospect but he also had solid size for an all-purpose back. He showed flashes at Arkansas of his ability and he can be a very solid contributor for a Power Five program.”

Farrell gives Hayden an “impact rating” of 6.6 out of 10. According to Rivals’ impact meter, a prospect in the 6.1-9.0 range is a “high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.” Hayden is on the lower end of that rating, but Farrell believes the veteran back still has plenty left to give to another school.

 

BOY I HOPE HE COMES AND TURNS OUT LIKE THIS GUY!

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I will never forget the screen pass called by Fulmer that he ran for a TD against Notre Dame. Was classic 

 

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