Haynes holds offers from UCLA, UCONN, Colorado, Stanford, Wake Forest, Southern Miss, Air Force, Army, Navy, Toledo, Ball State, and Florida International. Along with Georgia Tech and Clemson showing interest, several top programs are recruiting the Nease linebacker.
"I went to camps this summer at West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, and Clemson. I also took unofficial visits to UCONN and Auburn. West Virginia has been showing a lot of interest in me. Ohio State said I am their number two guy on their list for fullback. Their number one guy is from California. I feel I have a good chance of maybe earning a scholarship from them. The Auburn coaches have said they want to watch my first game before they make a decision," said Haynes.
Haynes would like to hear more from the University of Alabama. Unfortunately, the Tide coaching staff has said they will not have the opportunity to fully evaluate him until later in the season. By then, Haynes may have decided his college choice. His teammate, Charlie Kirschman, may talk him into waiting to make a decision.
"I was fired up to hear about Charlie committing," said Haynes. "He performed very well at their camp, and he has been talking about them ever since. He was ready to commit. Charlie fits in really well with their system. Florida has always been number one on his list, but they were not showing much interest. He loves the coaches [Alabama], and he is going to do well there."
"I have always grown up wanting to play for Alabama. Whenever I think about college football, I always think highly of Alabama. The coaches have said they would not offer early. Coach [Joe] Kines is coming to my third or fourth game. They said they would let me know for sure if they were going to offer me after that game. Coach [Buddy] Wyatt has been my recruiting coach. He is a great guy. He has a great personality, and he would be a great coach to play for," Haynes.
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