SC Athlete Hears From Vanderbilt

Now that Signing Day 2009 has come and gone, the Vanderbilt Coaching Staff has directed their attention solely towards the class of 2010. One particular prospect that they have been taking a look at early on resides in the state of South Carolina. Come inside to learn more about this intriguing prospect from out of the Palmetto State.

2010 prospect, Bruce Haynes, from out of Pinewood Preparatory School (Summerville, SC) spent several Friday nights last fall dazzling football fans across the Low Country Region of South Carolina. In fact, his exceptional play on the field has earned him quite an interesting nickname around the town of Summerville; Bruce Almighty…

The 6-3, 185 pound dual-threat QB without question put up some very intriguing number in various categories last fall. We asked the Palmetto State star to reflect on his numbers a little bit for us. "Last fall I passed for 1671 yards and threw 18 touchdown passes," Bruce told "I also rushed for 870 yards and scored 15 rushing touchdowns." Haynes also played a little bit of defensive back last fall, where he recorded 3 interceptions for the Panthers.

After a very productive season on the field last year, Bruce has been the recipient of several honors/awards. But most importantly, he has been grasping the attention of several college programs early on. And Vanderbilt University is one of them.

"I received a written letter in the mail from Vanderbilt University the other day," Haynes shared with "It was from Coach Ted Cain. The letter was basically stating how interest they were in me as a prospect. A questionnaire came with it also. They also made a request for me to send them a copy of my transcript."

"I was pretty happy when I first got the letter," Haynes continued. "They're an SEC school, and there's great competition in the SEC. They are also a great school academically."

As you can see, Bruce is quite flattered about being on Vanderbilt's radar early on. He knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that Vanderbilt is a program that would give him the best of both worlds academically and athletically.

Bruce informed that he has also been receiving letters of interest from Clemson, Florida State, and several other programs within his home state. He has already been on a couple of unofficial visits including one to Clemson.

Bruce did not express an early favorite. He is simply taking things one day at a time, and will move on the next step whenever he feels the need to do so.

Should things continue to get serious between Bruce Haynes and the Commodores, we will certainly let you know. Stay tuned with for much more.

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