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Michigan State 'Crootin Roundup: A Five-Star Linebacker Daelin Hayes Update

In this edition, Hayes took his first official visit to Notre Dame last weekend. Will he commit to the Irish?

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MSU Gaining Interest From 2017 Georgia QB

David Mills has taken just three unofficial visits since mid-July, highlighted by UCLA and Michigan State as one of 300 recruits who watched the Oregon game on September 13.

The Greater Atlanta Christian High School in Norcross, Georgia prospect holds a respectable offer list that includes Arizona State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Stanford and West Virginia, among others. ranks the junior quarterback as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the nation and No. 52 overall, while 247Sports ranks Mills No. 10 overall in the state of Georgia.

Mills told Matt Dorsey of the Spartan affiliate that he plans on narrowing down his recruiting list after the season comes to a close and will make a decision "sooner than later."

This season, Mills has thrown for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 304 yards and seven touchdowns.

Daelin Hayes And His Notre Dame Interest

It has been eight days since Hayes decommitted from Southern Cal, following the termination of former head coach Steve Sarkisian, the school he remained verbally committed to for roughly 15 months.

Since then, Hayes has scheduled his five officials visits this season, which includes Michigan State on Nov. 14 for the Maryland game. The No. 2 ranked senior recruit in the state of Michigan also visited South Bend this past weekend when the Irish hosted the Trojans.

"This visit was nothing short of spectacular. They set the bar, for real.

“I talked to a majority of the coaches both days, but (Saturday) Coach Kelly pulled me in as soon as we got the day started. He wanted to stress that they wanted me to come to Notre Dame. He said, 'as far as how we would use you, just look at No. 9 (Jaylon Smith). That's where you'll be.’"

Hayes, who's currently attending Ann Arbor Syline for his final year of high school, will not verbally commit during a visit, as stated to Josh Helmholdt of, that he'll take all five officials before making a decision.

The No. 9 ranked outside linebacker in the country will also travel to Eugene on Nov. 21, the weekend after the MSU visit, which will conclude with LSU on Nov. 27.