LOS ANGELES - FC Dallas selected midfielder Jacori Hayes with the 18th Overall pick of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Friday afternoon.
Hayes, 21, appeared in 81 matches for Wake Forest University since joining the Demon Deacons in 2013. In four seasons, Hayes found the back of the net 15 times and assisted on 15 others. He was named a NSCAA First Team All-American in 2016. Born at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Hayes was also an All-American at Dematha Catholic High School. He earned a USSDA Eastern Conference Starting XI nod during his time with the Baltimore Bays in 2011-12.
Right after being drafted, Jacori didn't waste any time getting a selfie with the Dallas ownership and technical staff.
Welcome to Dallas, Jacori!
Name: Jacori Hayes
DOB: June 28, 1995
College: Wake Forest
Birthplace: Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
Hometown: Bowie, Md.