|68 Nick Haynes
Showed good athleticism and football smarts during his redshirt season ... Has a lot of upside after not having begun playing football until his junior year of high school ... Will get a look at both guard and center during the spring.
2013 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Second-team all-state by The Associated Press ... Ranked as the nation's No. 40 guard by Rivals.com ... Only began playing as a junior ... Extremely versatile player who had experience as a tackle, tight end, fullback and defensive lineman in high school ... Excels as a run blocker as he compiled an impressive tally of pancake blocks in high school ... Relies on great footwork as he also lettered in basketball as a prepster ... Attended Niceville (Fla.) High School, helping team to a winning record both seasons he played ... Coach by John Hicks ... Four-year letterman in basketball who was a two-year all-county honoree ... Competed in the shot put for the track and field team ... Participated for the school weightlifting team and advanced to the state meet ... Named the District Athlete of the Year, covering all sports.
Personal: Born in Peoria, Ill. ... Son of Stephen and DeDe Haynes ... Considering a major in economics.