"It was toward the end of June during the Super Saturday event," Haynes said regarding his visit to Muncie. "I toured the school and facilities and watched film with the staff. I really enjoyed it. I really loved everything about it. It is a great school with a great football program. I really liked the coaches and I feel like I will fit well in their 4-3 scheme."
Haynes was not without options either. The 6-3 255 DE held offers from Appalachian State, Army, Eastern Michigan, Navy, Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Wofford. In the end though, it was Ball State and the Cardinal coaching staff that was where he felt the most comfortable.
"It feels great," Haynes said. "It's been a long process and I am very confident in my decision."
The Cardinals are getting a top talent in Haynes, an athletic DE with great size. Not to mention a solid dunker. Haynes wants Cardinal Nation to know he is excited to be suiting up in Muncie.
"Just that I'm looking forward to the next 4 years representing Ball State"