Iowa sent out a new offer last week to Florida cornerback Randall Haynie, a three-star prospect with 20 offers now. From Cardinal Gibbons High in Fort Lauderdale, Haynie also has offers from schools such as Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Indiana and Syracuse in addition to the Hawkeyes.
The 6-foot-1, 180 pound rising senior has had a terrific spring in terms of his recruitment and his play has everything to do with those results.
SCOUT EVALUATION: Haynie is a cover-corner that plays the position with great technique and discipline. Haynie is light on his feet and flips his hips with ease, and really shows no problem changing direction when pursuing the football as well. He's quick in his backpedal and does a good job of blanketing his opponent downfield, but has to continue to work on swinging his head around faster to make a play on the ball. Jamming ability is something to focus on moving forward as well, but this is a kid that can flat out cover.
The offer from Iowa came from new linebackers coach Seth Wallace.
"He was at our school one day last week and offered me the next day," Haynie confirmed to Scout. "He was telling me about the school and the program itself. He also said that it is a great academic institution, which is good. He said Iowa is the place to be."
With 20 offers under his belt, the pursuit for Haynie's services could become quite the intense chase. Just a month ago, he named a top five to Scout that consisted of Michigan, Wisconsin, Duke, Vanderbilt and Rutgers in no particular order. However, he isn't ready to name any favorites or narrow his recruitment down anymore.
"Not yet," Haynie explained if he would be naming any top groups or had any schools standing out. "I'm just focused on getting better as a player right now."
For a Florida resident, it's tough to know much about Iowa but Haynie expressed a willingness to do so and is aware of their recent success and the sudden stardom of a player that plays his position.
"I don't have much familiarity with them yet," he pointed out. "I just know about Desmond King and how he won the Jim Thorpe Award and that Iowa went to the Rose Bowl last year. They also finished ninth in the country. I'll definitely be researching them even more."