Peach State lineman headed north

Offensive guard Alex Hayes (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) committed to play for Syracuse following an official visit with the Orange, multiple sources report.

East Carolina, Georgia State, Tulane, Central Florida and Wake Forest also recruited the 6-foot-2, 287-pound senior prospect.

Hayes is commitment No. 16 for Syracuse. He's the third offensive lineman to pick the Orange for 2013, but their first from the high school ranks.