Hayes Johnson - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 72


  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 300
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Campbellsville, Ky.
  • High school Taylor County

High School
• A three-star recruit by all the major recruiting services
• Rated the top prospect in the 2024 class in Kentucky by 247Sports composite rankings
• Four-year starter at guard and right tackle for head coach Scott Parkey
• First-team all-state as a senior as selected by the Louisville Courier-Journal
• Also first-team all-district
• Helped lead the Cardinals to a 9-3 overall record
• Advanced to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs
• Named a third-team all-state selection as a junior after helping lead Taylor County to a 6-5 record and a top-15 ranking among then-Class 3A schools in scoring (31.7 points per game) and rushing yards (2,873 for 261.2 per game)
• Also a two-year letter winner on the fishing team
• Chose Kentucky over Michigan State, Baylor, Tennessee and Louisville

• Born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
• Son of Paul and Stephanie Johnson
• Has two younger sisters, Harper and Hadley
• Mom, Stephanie, was a collegiate cheerleader at Campbellsville University from 1995-97
• Major is animal science

Hayes Says
• He chose Kentucky because he grew up a Kentucky fan
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he loves to play golf
• Three words to describe him are competitive, an outdoorsman and funny
• His dream job is anything outdoors
• Other than playing sports, he’s also really good at hunting

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