Aiden Hayes, #2 in Class of 2021, Verbally Commits to NC State Wolfpack

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There’s got to be some happy coaches in Raleigh right now. In the past two weeks, the NC State Wolfpack got verbal commitments from Grace Sheble (#3 in the class of 2021), her sister Caroline, and now they’ve got a big name recruit from the class of 2021 on the boys side, flyer/freestyler Aiden Hayes.

Hayes, who’s from Norman, OK, swims for the Sooner Swim Club and attends Norman North High School, was ranked #2 on our initial list of way too early recruit ranks for the high school class of 2021.

As a high school sophomore last year, he was already compiling times that would look good on most college teams’ roster, including a wicked fast 46.64 in the 100 fly.

Best SCY Times:

  • 100 fly 46.54
  • 50 free – 19.73
  • 100 back – 47.26
  • 200 fly – 1:47.01
  • 100 free – 45.15

While those rankings may fluctuate a little between now and the spring of 2021, if Hayes holds his spot, he would be the highest-ranked recruit the NC State men have gotten since we started the rankings. Both NC State and Virginia have recently shown an ability to attract top-notched recruits that just a few years ago, seems like they all would’ve gone to more perennial powerhouses like Cal, Texas, Stanford, or Florida.

The Wolfpack coaching staff has had some great results with butterflyers over the past few years. Sprint star Ryan Held make a few 100 fly A-finals at NCAAs, Andreas Vazaois was the back-to-back 200 fly champion in 2018 and 2019, and Coleman Stewart, while primarily a backstroker, has also become one of the best 100 fly guys in college.

While the first two have already graduated, and this is Stewart’s senior year, Hayes will still have fly (and sprint free) talent to train alongside, including Nyls Korstanje, Zach Brown, and a squad of current Wolfpack freshmen who specialized in butterfly.

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packoastie
1 year ago

Welcome to the Pack Family, Aiden!

Lane 8
1 year ago

Congrats on your commitment! He will definitely excel in their program.

ACC fan
1 year ago

Congratulations Aiden!

Sam H
1 year ago

Hehehe

Kchil
Reply to  Sam H
1 year ago

Classic big cheese

Hen bet
Reply to  Sam H
1 year ago

Is this a hint to the future?

daeleb cressel
Reply to  Sam H
1 year ago

BIG CHEESEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Curious Bystander
1 year ago

Something must be in the water in Raleigh.

BigCarotTop
Reply to  Curious Bystander
1 year ago

is their a Auburn connection here?

swimfan210_
1 year ago

Braden Holloway just picked up his second 2021 verbal on the men’s side. #17 Arsenios Bustos is also committed to swim for the Pack’s class of 2025. Niiiice

Thebigcheese
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

Just waiittty for it….

Facts
Reply to  Thebigcheese
1 year ago

Ahhhhhh

Definitely not Ross Dang
Reply to  Thebigcheese
1 year ago

Tonight at 8 🤐🤫😈

Ross Dant Superfan 2
Reply to  Definitely not Ross Dang
1 year ago

hi ross

Definitely not Ross Dant
Reply to  Thebigcheese
1 year ago

Wait for what?

Definitely Not The Stain
Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

If the Wolfpack release more than 5% of their true power then the world spin the opposite direction due to to the eminence amount of raw speed they have.

DESORBOHATER
1 year ago

UVA WILL NEVER CATCH NC STATE THE HYPE IS GONE

Recruitment Stress
Reply to  DESORBOHATER
1 year ago

They sure don’t think the hype is gone – UVA very social media savvy. Curious what makes you hate Desorbo?

DeSorbo Effect
Reply to  DESORBOHATER
1 year ago

Grimm Matheny Curtiss > Hayes Bustos Boone

THE HYPE IS REAL

Swammer
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

Bruh this desorbo hype/hate gotta CHILL

NC state swimmer
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

lol just wait for further commitments 😉

Anonymous
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

Good luck trying to get any of Grimm, Matheny, or Curtiss. I bet none of those 3 go to Virginia. 2021 will be UVA’s worst class under DeSorbo’s tenure, you heard it here first.

Texas races in a short pool
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

Check back in on us when you up to date with all the pertinent information.

Happy Swim guy
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch…

OG Prodigy
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

soooooooo Mr. Desorbo Effect…. enlighten us how this changes your formula. You thought UVA was getting Matheny and Curtiss? oof.

jp input is too short
1 year ago

Wow! Congratulations, Aiden! I wonder what Virginia will think when it sees all of its recruits getting robbed by rival NC State!

Packoastie
Reply to  jp input is too short
1 year ago

He’s from Oklahoma…

Anonymous
Reply to  Packoastie
1 year ago

How does him being from Oklahoma have anything to do with the fact he was robbed from uva?

Snarky
Reply to  Packoastie
1 year ago

Bringing some noodlin’ skills to NC!

DravenOP
Reply to  jp input is too short
1 year ago

wat?

JP input is too short
Reply to  jp input is too short
1 year ago

Hmm.

Someone is stealing my username.

Unhand it, you rogue!