Early Tuesday, Memphis Tennessee running back Dallan Hayden announced via Twitter that he committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Hayden’s commitment came four days after he took his official visit to Columbus. Hayden is the 14 commitment for the Buckeyes in the class of 2022, and he is the only running back in the Buckeyes class so far.
Dallan Hayden is a 4-star recruit out of Christian Brothers high school. He was recruited by Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford. Hayden committed to the Buckeyes over Illinois, Notre Dame, Utah, and Tennessee. The college football atmosphere will be nothing new to Hayden as his dad played at the University of Tennessee, and his brother currently plays for Illinois.
Ohio State’s running back room will be loaded with talent. Evan Pryor, Miyan Williams, and TreVeyon Henderson all will be on be suited up for the Buckeyes next year. Seeing those names may raise some eyebrows as to why Hayden committed to Ohio State. But what Ohio State fans need to know Hayden doesn’t shy away from competition, and he has no problem sharing carries.
What Hayden brings to ohio State
Hayden is listed as 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds; Hayden already has a good body frame for a college running back. In addition, he has a good mix of speed and power that allows him to break through opposing teams’ defenses. Two underrated things that Hayden posses are good pass catching and good pass blocking.
Dallan Hayden is everything Ryan Day and his coaching staff looks for in a running back. Hayden can be a weapon in both the running game and passing game. Hayden most likely won’t be a day one starter for the Buckeyes, but the Buckeyes coaching staff will help him reach his full potential at Ohio State.