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BREAKING: 3-Star WR Yazeed Haynes Commits To The Georgia Bulldogs

July 26, 2022

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ATHENS - The recruiting train keeps rolling for Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Georgia staff has landed 8 commitments in July, 6 of them in the 2023 class, and they’ve added another one today in three-star wideout, Yazeed Haynes.

A recent Penn State decommitment, the speedy 6-foot-1 180-pounder out of North Penn (PA) earned an offer from the Bulldogs on June 1st after blowing the staff away with a strong camp performance, showing off his impressive speed and explosiveness.

The Bulldogs got him back on campus for an official visit the weekend of June 24th and were able to flip his from Penn State to cap off a giant month of July.

What made UGA a special place for Haynes?

“One thing that stood out to me was the coaching staff”, Haynes told Dawg Post. “It’s always a warm family feeling when I’m talking to the coaches. I also love the location of the school. One it’s someone wear its typically warm and also it is close to Atlanta. Which is good for when football is done because it presents me many business opportunities.”

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What does Georgia’s newest commitment like most about coach McClendon?

“I love his energy and dedication to the game. I can relate to a lot of the stuff he says and talking to him is like relating to a family member.”

When did Haynes know he wanted to be a Bulldog?

“I knew I wanted to be a Bulldog a little after my official visit.  After keeping in contact with the coaches, I thought long and hard about my encounters with the coaches and the support they gave me, and eventually felt like Georgia was the place for me.”

So what are the Bulldogs getting in Haynes?

Speed, speed, and more speed. 

Haynes has decent size with a lengthy frame, but his ability to get behind defenses down the field is what made him a Georgia target this summer. He’s a versatile receiver who can line up in multiple spots, but his ability to create separation underneath from the slot with big-play potential makes him a promising prospect at the next level.

His hands aren’t elite, but he absolutely has SEC-caliber speed. He might be ranked as a three-star this second, but the staff likes his potential, and that’s all that matters.

His junior film may not blow anyone away, and he didn’t play against the best competition, but he’s a hard worker who has gotten better as a route runner and vertical threat this off-season. He dominated in front of the staff in Athens, and he’s been excellent in the camp circuit as well, showing the ability to get open and get upfield quickly after the catch. He’s still a little bit of a project, but he won’t be asked to play early in Athens. 

Where do the Bulldogs go from here?

With Haynes on board, receivers coach Bryan McClendon now has two commitments on board with the other being 4-star Raymond Cottrell‍.

With Haynes on board, Dawg Post gets the feeling that four-star Anthony Evans‍, a similar type of player, might be trending elsewhere.

As we’ve reported for several weeks, Dawg Post feels the Bulldogs are the team to beat for 4-star Tyler Williams‍ out of Lakeland (FL).

High 4-star Hykeem Williams‍ is another top receiver in the country to know, and sources say Georgia and Texas A&M could be the two teams out in front of his recruitment at the moment.

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