KINGSTON, Ont. (February 2, 2012) – Queen’s football head coach Pat Sheahan is pleased to announce that top recruit Daniel Hayes of Waterloo, Ont. has signed a letter of intent to play for the Gaels starting in the 2012 season.
“Daniel is going to be a tremendous asset to the program, knowing that he has the potential to contribute and be a great player moving on makes him highly desirable here.” Said head coach Sheahan. “He also has some terrific personality traits that makes him a great fit, we’re looking for people who fit in well here and are great additions to the university overall and Daniel is just that.”
Hayes is a 6-foot-4, 280 pound offensive lineman who attends Sir John A. MacDonald in Waterloo. Along with playing on his high school football team, Hayes was a Golden Horseshoe all-star and a member of the Twin City Predators. A three sport athlete in high school who excels academically with an average over 90, Hayes enjoys taking time to give back as he has volunteers abroad with housing and school building projects.
“Coming down and talking to the coaching staff, watching a game gives you a great family sense with everyone on the team supporting each other.” Commented Hayes on joining the Gaels. ”It’s the kind of place I want to be and be known as a Gael.”
Hayes is set to enroll in the engineering program at Queen’s for the 2012-13 school year.
The Gaels will kick off their 2012 season when they host the York Lions on Monday September 3 at Richardson Stadium.