Football

MaxwellHairston

  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 185
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown West Bloomfield, Mich.
  • High school West Bloomfield

2021 – Freshman
• Redshirt season

High School
• Rated a three-star prospect by 247sports
• Ranked the No. 19 prospect in Michigan and No. 65 cornerback nationally by 247sports
• A two-way player at defensive back and wide receiver for head coach Ron Bellamy at West Bloomfield
• Voted team captain as a senior
• Totaled 23 tackles, 16 pass breakups, three interceptions and three forced fumbles on defense and 500 receiving yards and eight scores on offense in 2020
• Led the Lakers to the 2020 Division I state championship title
• Named first-team All-State by the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News
• Named to the All-Oakland Athletic Association Team in 2020
• Helped West Bloomfield to a 10-2 record as a junior in 2019
• Current UK running back Tyler Markray also hails from West Bloomfield
• Picked Kentucky over offers from Arkansas, Minnesota, Purdue, Rutgers, Virginia Tech and others due to “the coaching staff and the relationship we built.”
• Also lettered in track and basketball
• Honor roll student
• Member of the school’s choir

Personal
• Born in West Bloomfield, Michigan
• Son of Robin and Marvin Hairston
• Has three older siblings Alexandria, Madison, and Marvin
• Cousin Jaylin Bannerman played football two seasons at UK; cousin, Taiwan Jones, played football at Michigan State and with the New York Jets; cousin Lyndsey Hairston played basketball at Michigan State and later in the NBA and overseas
• Major is undecided

Maxwell Says
• His nickname is “Mad Max”• Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to be a businessman or coach
• He chose Kentucky because he saw an opportunity he couldn’t resist
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he can sing
• One word to describe him on the fi eld is “greedy”

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