Skyline’s Hayes decommits from Southern Cal

The Detroit News
Daelin Hayes

A bad day for Southern Cal got worse Sunday night.

Daelin Hayes, a linebacker/defensive end from Ann Arbor Skyline, one of the state’s top high school football players, announced on Twitter he was decommitting from USC.

“At this time, my family and I think it is in my best interest to de-commit from the University of Southern California and open up my recruiting process,” he wrote.

Hayes’ decision comes after reports Steve Sarkisian, USC’s coach, missed Sunday’s special teams meeting. There also were reports he was drunk on the sideline during the Sept. 26 game against Arizona State.

USC asked Sarkisian to take a leave of absence. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton is the interim head coach.

Hayes is ranked a four-star prospect and the No. 13 outside linebacker in the nation by He was ranked the No. 2 player in the state in the preseason by The Detroit News, behind Detroit King receiver / defensive back Donnie Corley.