'08 Commit Visits For Spring Game

This past November, Riley Haynes committed to Wake Forest, becoming the first commitment in the Demon Deacons' 2008 recruiting class. The brother of current Demon Deacon linebacker Hunter Haynes, Riley has become very familiar with Wake Forest over the years. This past weekend, Haynes visited once again, this time for the 2007 Spring Game.

"I just got back from the trip," Riley Haynes told DeaconSports Sunday evening. "It was good and with my brother being there, I follow the team a lot and I thought they looked good. The defense looked strong and the offense looked good. Riley Skinner was about 12-14 and looked good."

With a brother on the football team, Haynes has made a host of visits to the Wake Forest campus in the past two years. "I love it there," he said. "Nothing's changed much. I like Coach Lambert and the facilities are all the same – they're great."

This past weekend, however, Haynes met up and hung out with another big-time linebacker from Jacksonville with a Wake Forest offers, The Bolles School's Scott Betros. "I mostly hung out with Scott Betros from Jacksonville Bolles and my brother," Haynes noted. "We had a good time. We got a tour of the facilities. I've seen it all but I was hanging with some guys. We watched the highlight film and things like that."

Haynes, who is a friend of Betros, may also be influential in assisting Wake in bringing in Betros as well as fellow Nease High School prospects. Wake Forest has offered Haynes' quarterback and teammate Ted Stachitas and is showing heavy interest in offensive lineman Dalton Faulds. "They [are] still recruiting Ted real hard and they're starting to pick up on [offensive lineman] Dalton Faulds," Haynes noted. "They're recruiting [Faulds] pretty well. They just haven't seen him much as he had a knee injury."

Haynes, who also had an offer from Ole Miss before their linebacker coach left for Arizona, still receives letters from other schools but maintains that he is 100% committed to Wake Forest. "I get a lot of mail and some texts from Vandy and schools like that, but really it's only schools that are really wanting to recruit me really really hard because I'm not going to change my mind. My brother is there and I really like everything about [Wake Forest."]

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