Adarius Hayes is a big-time prospect and a top-75 recruit nationally in the 2024 recruiting class. On Saturday, Hayes announced his pledge to begin his college career.

A 6-foot-4 linebacker out of Largo, Florida, Hayes is committing to Billy Napier’s Gator program to remain in-state. It’s a nice win for Napier and his staff on the recruiting trail.

Though Hayes has played mostly as a linebacker in high school, the 247 Sports Composite Rankings project Hayes as an Edge prospect in college. He checks in as a 4-star recruit and the No. 7 Edge prospect nationally for the 2024 recruiting class.

Hayes is the 4th commitment in Florida’s class for 2024 and gives the Gators a trio of top-75 prospects to this point. Hayes is rated as the No. 61 player in the country and the 12th overall player out of the state of Florida.

Here’s a glimpse at what Hayes can do on the field via his Hudl highlights: