With competitor Yazid Haynes promising 250 in-state prospects, Penn State is adding another playmaker to their receiving corps. The Lansdale (Pa.) North Penn star worked at the Penn State camp last weekend and made an official visit there this weekend.
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“When I got there, it felt like Penn State was at home,” Haynes said. “I wanted to go to Penn State from a young age. It was one of the schools of my dreams. When I went there I saw how family oriented it was and how everyone treats me. I loved it there. I loved the culture.” , And the football program so it was right for me.
“When we had a position meeting and Coach Stubbs showed me my camp film and took what I had done right and wrong I really saw what he was doing and it would help me get to the next level.”
Opponent’s response …
Haynes is an electrical receiver that blew up his assignment this spring after an MVP performance at a Philadelphia rival camp. As a former Rutgers committed, Haynes has a skill set that allows him to win with brutal strength or subtlety. At about 6-foot-2, Haynes has the size and length that makes it a long day for the small defensive back trying to cover him. With a speed of 4.39 in the 40-yard dash, he has the speed and agility to pass almost any defensive back. Haynes is a very tough route runner but here he will see the most improvement with extra work at the next level. Many Penn State fans will remember that Saccon Berkeley was committed to a former Rutgers and they would be glad if Haynes could come close to Berkeley’s level of success for the Nitani Lions.