Lekenwic Haynes announces for Ole Miss

Lekenwic Haynes (SS, Rosenberg, TX) - The 6'4", 200 pound safety tripped to Oxford Mississippi this weekend with his mother. Haynes left Ole Miss happy but not before giving his pledge to play for Coach Houston Nutt. Go inside to hear more about Haynes' big weekend.

"You caught me at the right time; I just committed to Ole Miss," stated the well spoken Lekenwic Haynes.

Did anyone accompany you during you trip?

"Yes, my mother did."

How did you she like Ole Miss?

"She loved it. She loved the environment and the atmosphere. She's in love with Coach Vaughn and Coach Nutt. She loves Ole Miss."

Who was your host during your visit?

"Gerald Harris was my host. He's from Texas. He transferred from Navarro Junior College. He's a great guy. He helped me understand some things that I needed to know. We went out each night and had a good time. I really enjoyed him being my host."

What did you learn new about Ole Miss during your visit?

"I learned about the tradition. The Manning family has a great tradition here. I was expecting Ole Miss to be great and I was right. I also enjoyed learning the new defense and how they would use me."

Tell me about the new defense.

"We went in several position meetings. I went with the safeties. Their defense is disguises itself consistently. They're looking to put me at safety but they will move me up to OLB in many cases."

What stood out the most during your trip to Ole Miss?

"The people and the town were great. Everyone is really nice and they all love football. I also loved the coaches. I also loved getting to meet the coaches. They are all great. I also got along great with all the recruits and players that I met. The entire visit stood out."

How did your meeting with Coach Nutt go?

"He told me he loved that I was big hitter. I told him I loved that he was a good coach. Coach Nutt was one of the first coaches I ever met. He's a great people person and we always have great conversations."

What's next for your recruitment?

"I'm done. I'm signing with Ole Miss."

Is there anything you want to tell Ole Miss fans?

"We're going to beat LSU."

Lewenwic also considered scholarship offers from Purdue, Oklahoma State, and Arkansas before choosing Ole Miss.

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