Arabia Mountain’s Glenn Hayes commits to Kent State

LITHONIA – Arabia Mountain picked up a pair of commits over the past few days with the latest coming from defensive back Glenn Hayes.

Hayes is a rising senior with the Rams and compiled 34 total tackles in his junior campaign. Arabia Mountain has been on a rise throughout the past few years finishing with a 10-3 record for each of the past two seasons. Hayes announced his commitment through his personal Twitter account.

Hayes said that he chose Kent State because of the program.

“I picked my college because of the program and many players from around the area went there,” Hayes said. “A player from my school is an upcoming senior there and we had a one-on-one conversation. The coaches are caring and a great group of individuals.”

With Arabia’s season opener coming up on Aug. 17 against Carver High Hayes says that he expects the season to be great.

“I expect this season to be great,” Hayes said. “I expect for me and my team to compete and grow as one but I’m trying to improve my game. I have a great defensive back coach in Derrick Collins who pushes me to be great. I expect to be a leading tackler again playing in both the safety and corner position.”

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Darius Goodman is an alumni of Martin Luther King Jr. High School in DeKalb County and a former piccolo/flute player for the MLK Marching Lions. Upon high school graduation in 2011, Goodman attended South Carolina State University on a band scholarship up until 2015 when he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication with a concetration in Journalism. Once finished with his degree, Goodman then joined Beyond the Flag a FanSided site. From there, Goodman started his career with the Henry Herald/Clayton News Daily in 2016. Within a few years, he attained a few awards: including company wide social media awards and a Georgia Press Association Sports Coverage award. Now, while balancing Henry County, Goodman is reaching out to DeKalb County.

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