OL Tyler Haynes
6-4, 285, 5.1
Vestavia Hills High School
"I talked to a bunch of coaches over the summer. They said they are really looking at me and liked what they saw from last year. They want me to send them game film after my first few games, so that is what I am going to do. I would say the three schools recruiting me the hardest are Alabama, Louisville, and Marshall," said Haynes.
In the season opener, Haynes helped lead his team, Vestavia Hills, in a victory over Briarwood Christian.
"We got out to an early lead and ended up just barely holding on. We made a few mistakes, but were able to come out with a 20-14 victory. I think we matured a lot. I had a pretty good game. I didn't get to go up against McCain much, but when I did, I did very good. I played a little bit of defense. When Briarwood had fourth down, I got in the backfield, hit the quarterback and made him throw a bad pass."
This summer, Haynes made a few calls to coaches. His phone is already ringing as coaches were able to begin calling recruits this week.
"I made calls to coaches from Alabama, Louisville, and Auburn. A coach from Louisville and UAB called me last night. I am sure I will get some more calls this week."
"I really like Alabama and Louisville. Alabama is still my favorite. I am also interested in Clemson. Their coach told me they liked me, but I know they have already received commitments from several offensive linemen," said Haynes.
This weekend, Haynes will attend not just one, but two college games.
"I am going to the Louisville/Kentucky game, since it is on Sunday and I am going to the Alabama/Utah State game."
Before Haynes trips to Tuscaloosa, Vestavia will host Pelham, who features wide receiver Montez Billings.
"I am really psyched about the game. I think we will be able to shut down Billings. I don't think their offense will be on the field that much," said Haynes.
Haynes is one of 400 high school football players nominated to the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, Texas.
"It's pretty cool. I am just focused on our team though. I think we will win the state championship this year. I am going to let the recruiting take control and see what happens," Haynes said.
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