Manvel (Texas) wide receiver Gary Haynes has established himself as a smooth route runner with quick feet , a quick change of direction, and an innate ability to create separation.
As a junior in 2013, he earned unanimous all-district honors after leading a high powered Manvel offense with 876 yards and 13 touchdowns on 52 receptions. He has continued to shine on the camp circuit and took home wide receiver MVP honors at the Rivals Camp Series stop in Houston.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound receiving threat currently holds an offer from Houston, but has been receiving attention from schools across the region.
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"I get a lot of letters from Baylor, Utah, UofH, Texas Tech, Mizzou, and Duke," Haynes said.
He has taken a few visits to Houston over the course of the recruiting process and plans to return to the Cougars' campus sometime this week. He also plans to take a couple of visits outside the Houston-area.
"Yes sir, Utah is my first visit of the spring," Haynes said. "I'm trying to get up to Baylor, but I haven't received a call back from them yet."
Haynes does not have many plans when it comes to summer camps, but he does plans to attend the Texas Tech camp when the Red Raiders stop through Houston this summer.
As for early favorites on the recruiting front, there are a couple of schools currently at the top of his list.
"Texas Tech and A&M," Haynes said. "I just like A&M's environment. And Texas Tech I like the way their offense is setup and the way they get the slot receiver the ball a lot."
In addition to recruiting and researching college choices, Haynes is also working to elevate his abilities as a wide receiver this spring.
"It's coming along pretty good," Haynes said. "I'm really working on my speed right now. Like my straightline speed, like track speed. That's why I'm running track."