Haynes Nearing Decision

Long snapper Bryce Haynes will be making a verbal commitment to one of his finalists very soon.

"I haven't made a decision yet, but soon," Haynes said. "Probably [I'll decide] in the next few days."

Haynes has narrowed his focus to four schools – Harvard, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder from Cumming (Ga.) Pinecrest Academy has taken official visits to all four finalists.

Working against UNC is the fact that its coaching staff can't guarantee Haynes a scholarship until Jan. '12.

"It has a little bit of an affect," Haynes said.

Haynes received an update on UNC's scholarship situation during a Thursday phone conversation with Allen Mogridge, his primary recruiter.

"He said if a spot opens up then I could end up going on full scholarship there," Haynes said. "If something happened with recruiting, there's a chance, but they can't offer [a scholarship] for when I get on campus [in the fall]."

UNC was the first school to offer Haynes a scholarship and was his clear cut leader until offers from childhood favorite Notre Dame and Ohio State arrived.

Haynes doesn't plan on doing a press conference. Once his decision has been made, he's just going to inform each coaching staff.

Haynes is the No. 1 ranked long snapper in the country for the 2011 class, according to Chris Rubio, who is regarded as one of the top long snapping coaches in the nation.

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