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Georgia Tech Football: ATH Jamal Haynes Commits to Tech!

The second commit of the 2021 recruiting class.

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Geoff Collins must really like what he sees out of Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. In Collins’ short time at Tech, he has already convinced two Grayson stars to make the short drive to Atlanta to continue their football careers. The first was WR Ryan King in the class of 2020, who signed in December.

The second Grayson commit is from the class of 2021, ATH Jamal Haynes. Haynes is a three-star recruit (.8333 247 Composite), who plays RB, WR, and returns punts for the Rams. Haynes is ranked number 56 overall in the state of Georgia, and is number 87 among athletes in the 2021 graduating class. The junior also received offers from Purdue, Pittsburgh, and Maryland.

Although Haynes is small (5-9, 175), he is a fast receiver who consistently gets by cornerbacks when running routes. Haynes is also bendy, with very good body control. He projects as a slot receiver, but also intrigues me as a punt returner. Tech has had some problems at that position in recent years, and his speed and agility would really shore up a perennial weakness for the Jackets.

Even though Haynes shows potential game-changing speed, I think he’ll mainly get on the field next season as a special teams ace. Tech has a crowded slot receiver room, with sophomore Ahmarean Brown, incoming freshman Nate McCollum, and fellow 2021 commit Malik Rutherford all competing for a spot at that position when Haynes makes it to the Flats.

Congratulations Jamal, and Welcome to the Flats!