James Haynes is a four-star athlete from the Lone Star State. Haynes, 6-1 and 182 pounds, is a speedy athlete that can play a variety of positions. For West Orange-Stark High School Haynes plays running back, wide receiver, free safety, cornerback, punter and kicker. College teams like him as an athlete and he knows he will likely end up at cornerback or wide receiver.
So far this summer Haynes has camped at both Texas and LSU. He manned the cornerback position in Austin and Baton Rouge,
"I thought I did okay at Texas," Haynes said. "But I didn't get a chance to talk with the coaches at all. I am not hearing much from Texas at all.
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"LSU hasn't offered but they are starting to recruit me pretty hard. I had a good camp and got good feedback from that staff. I think I did really well there."
This summer Haynes is working hard both in the classroom and in the weight room. He is going to summer school to earn more school credits.
"I am taking some advanced course and trying to get as many classes as I can. I am not down in my school work. I'm just trying to pick up some more AP (Advanced Placement) classes. I don't think I will be going to any more schools or camps because I have school and workouts."
Earlier in the spring Haynes went to a Junior Day at Texas A&M and took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma. Add in the camps at Texas and LSU and he has visited four schools. Haynes wants to make a decision relatively soon.
"Right now I have 15 offers and I am still looking at everyone. I would like to commit before the season. I would have to say my favorites are Oklahoma, Florida, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Arkansas. Tradition, atmosphere and the way I feel when I am on campus will all be big factors for me. I just have to figure out the right one for me."