Chad Simmons

Haynes has strong top three

Mobile, Alabama SS Murphy High School linebacker Kendric Haynes has not seen much change in his recruitment. Haynes continues to have the same five schools on his list. Do any of those schools have an edge over the others?

Kendric let us know that things are pretty much the same with his recruitment. "I hear a lot from the same schools and a lot of the coaches are showing me a lot of love. They want me to come to their program." Georgia Tech, Auburn, Louisville, Florida, and LSU remain in the top five for Kendric.

Three out of the five have now gained an edge in Kendric’s eyes. "I feel I have a strong top three of Georgia Tech, Louisville, and Auburn. In fact, I will say that Georgia Tech is my top school right now."

There is one reason why Tech has moved to the top of the list for Haynes. "I love Coach (Ted) Roof. He talks to me as much as he can and he has really treated me like I was the only player he is recruiting.” The two talk about education and what lies ahead for Kendric after football. “I love that feeling I get from him and the rest of the coaches at Georgia Tech." Knowing that Coach Roof would be his position coach is also a plus in Kendric’s eyes.

Haynes hopes to make it up to Atlanta for one of Tech’s home games this season. He’s already been to Auburn a few times and knows what it’s like there. “I'd love to see a Tech game live."

The top three schools on Kendric’s list will be getting official visits. He’s not sure about giving official visits to LSU and Florida. “Maybe another school or two might creep into my recruiting picture.” Kendric feels that if that happens it wouldn’t push any of the top three off his list. “That is especially true of Tech.”

A specific date has not been set for Haynes to make his college choice. It will most likely not be before the latter part of his senior season. That would make it easier for Kendric to fit in the three official visits. “I won't let my decision go past that time frame. I want to get it done and enjoy the rest of my senior year." Top Stories