Haynes Unsure Of What is Next

It has been a strange road that has taken several turns for Niceville (FL) OT/TE Nicholas Haynes. He updated the latest with GoldenEaglePride.com.

Nicholas Haynes has pretty much seen it all this season. He's had several offers from schools that have changed coaches, so now he's not sure where he stands.

"My top three schools all had coaching changes," he said. "The only sure thing I'm hearing right now is from Western Kentucky. They contact me almost every day, so I'm going to take a trip up there and see what happens."

Two of the schools who have lost a coach, are still very much in the mix as well.

"Southern Miss, FIU, and South Florida were ones I was hearing from," he said. "Southern Miss had offered me, and had shown a lot of interest before the coaching change.

"I'm still interested in them, and want to see who they bring in, and if I'll fit in that system."

Haynes also said for now he's concentrating on another sport.

"I play basketball to stay in shape, it helps my quickness a lot," he said. "I want to get lighter on my feet, and all the movement I have to do in basketball helps me tremendously there."

The next steps now for Haynes are uncertain.

"I felt real good about going to Southern Miss, they were probably my leader," he said. "I still like the program. I hope the new staff will keep me in mind.

"I'll also visit Western Kentucky and hopefully FIU when they get a staff in as well."

Haynes is a big blocking tight end who said he hopes to also catch some passes at the next level. He played for a run dominated team this past season, so his numbers were down as far as receptions go.

We'll continue to track Haynes and other Eagle prospects as we head toward the critical recruiting season.

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