Hayden Weichers’ performance during last Saturday’s Receiver Tech 25 Camp placed him third among participants. The 6-foot, 170-pound speedy, sure-handed Weichers tied with Sawyer Mullane for the best performance in the grueling jugs machine drill.
“Yeah, that drill was really tough,” Weichers said. “The balls come flying out so fast at you that if you aren’t ready for them, you’ll miss catching them.”
Weichers caught three out of three fast-flying footballs from 15 yards out at the first station, two of five tennis balls from 10 yards out at the second station, and all three footballs from five yards out at the final station.
Then BYU commit Dylan Collie stepped up to show the campers how it’s done.
“I love Dylan and we were down at BYU last year and that’s when I first met him,” Weichers said. “I love Dylan and he’s a pretty cool kid. We got pretty close down there …
“ … When Dylan jumped out there to do the jugs testing, I was like, ‘Come on, drop one! Drop one!’ But he didn’t and he beat me, so we were kind of joking about that afterwards.”
Next up for Weichers is a visit to BYU this week.
“I’ll be down at BYU on Wednesday for their Junior Day and I’ll be competing down there, so I’m hoping everything goes as planned down there,” Weichers said. “I’m planning on competing hard and hope everything ends up well for me.”
Weichers was supposed to compete with Inoke Lotulelei for the second available receiver scholarship offer in their recruiting class. Then, Lotulelei committed to UCLA. However, he is reportedly going to still attend BYU’s Junior Day, leaving Weichers to wonder what his status is.
“I need to get in touch with Coach Ben Cahoon and talk to him about what’s going on,” said Weichers. “I’ll be down there for sure and hopefully I’ll get that offer on Junior Day. Also, my wide receiver coach told me that I was supposed to get an offer from Utah during the Ute Shoot, but we didn’t do too good down there. He said that’s probably the reason why, but we’ll see what happens.”
Following Junior Day, Weichers will then hit the road and visit Boise State before visiting some other schools.
“They’re showing interest in me as well,” he said about the Bronco coaches. “Then on Friday I’ll be at Utah State and on Saturday I’ll be coming back down for the seven-on-seven at BYU.
“After that, I might go down to Arizona to their camp. Then I’ll head down to Stanford next week on the 19th and 20th because they want to see me too.”