Texas LB ready for his trip to Ole Miss

Lekenwic Haynes (LB/SS, Rosenberg, TX) - The 6'4", 200 pound linebacker terrorized opposing offenses. After being recruited by the previous Arkansas staff, Haynes suddenly had a new school of interest with familiar faces. This week the talented linebacker trips to Oxford Mississippi.

"We had a tough season," stated the well spoke Lekenwic Haynes. "We finished 4-6. I had a good season though. I had a lot of tackles."

What were your stats?

"I don't know them off the top of my head. I'm really not sure. I just know I had a lot of tackles."

Who's recruiting you the hardest right now?

"Ole Miss and Purdue are both recruiting me the hardest. I'd say Ole Miss is recruiting me harder then Purdue."

Talk about Ole Miss.

"Ole Miss started recruiting me after their coaching change. Their new staff recruited me when they were at Arkansas. Coach Vaughn is recruiting me for Ole Miss. They want me to play OLB and some S. I feel very comfortable with the Ole Miss staff. They have been recruiting me since last spring."

How do you feel about Purdue?

"It's really the same situation. I've been talking with them since the summer time. It's a real family up there. I visited there in November and I really liked it. Purdue has verbally offered me and they are supposed to send me a written offer in this week but I have not gotten it yet."

Do you have any more visits lined up?

"I am visiting Ole Miss this weekend (1/25). I am going to look at the academics. I want to see how the academic program is linked to the football team. I want to see how I feel around all the coaches. I also want to look at the depth chart to see how early I can get on the field."

Is anyone coming with you this weekend?

"My mother will fly in with me."

Has Ole Miss offered you a scholarship?

"Ole Miss has verbally offered me. Coach Vaughn told me if I liked it at Ole Miss just to say the words and I'd be a Rebel."

What areas do you feel like you need to work on before making an impact at the next level?

"I feel like I need to stay in weight room. Everyone is getting stronger. I need to continue to get stronger also."

What strengths do you have that you feel with help you at the next level?

"My tackling and my speed are two areas that come to mind. I love making hits, big hits. I love contact."


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