Versatility was one of the key traits that (Alvin, Tex.) Manvel athlete Gary Haynes brings to a football team. And interestingly enough, he brings that versatile game to the camp circuit as well.
At the Next Level Athlete Video Showcase, Haynes lined up at several skilled positions
, much like he did successfully for Manvel during his junior season. But it is clear that the 5-foot-7, 159-pound Haynes will start to focus more on one key
"I think I did well, but I need a little more work at receiver," Haynes said.
Well he did put in a great deal of work here this past season with 52 catches, to go along with 1,300 yards of total offense and 22 touchdowns. Though he stated that he could have done better, Haynes lined up as a slot receiver, defensive back, and was involved in all the special teams as a return man.
Because of his play, Houston has stepped up and offered him, but many more could come once he gets out on the camp circuit. He said that Texas A&M and Baylor (where he went recently for a junior day visit) are a couple of the programs showing interest at the moment.
There is a key attribute which Haynes said the coaches like. But there is also an aspect of his game that he feels he needs improvement.
"Coaches like my explosiveness at the slot receiver position, but as far as a position I will do whatever to help a team," Haynes said. What I need to do is work on my speed."