Following the completion of their final “Friday Night Lights” summer camp, UTSA added their fifth commitment to their 2018 recruiting class with the addition of Arlington Seguin offensive lineman Terrell Haynes. The 6’3”, 267 pound prospect announced his commitment on Twitter Saturday morning.
An all-district honoree as a junior at Seguin High School, Haynes held eight scholarship offers at the time of his commitment, including offers from Navy, UNT, and Colorado State. A quick review of his highlight film shows why so many schools were willing to extend a scholarship offer to Haynes despite him weighing in at under 270 pounds.
Hayne’s greatest strength is his explosion and strength at first contact. Absolutely brutish in the trenches, Haynes throws defenders around like ragdolls throughout his highlight film. While Haynes has a strong “punch” at the line of scrimmage, he needs to continue to work on his feet as he often planted his feet after engaging in a block instead of driving forward in order to push defenders out of rushing lanes. Once Hayne’s technical polish and weight catch up to his explosive athletic ability he should be a terrific run blocker for the Roadrunners.
A right tackle in high school, Haynes will almost certainly move inside to play offensive guard in college. Haynes’ blocking style seems to be a good fit for UTSA’s offense as he excels in a pro-style scheme at the high school level. Hayne’s commitment brought UTSA back to second place in the C-USA recruiting rankings on Rivals however Haynes has not yet received a ranking on 247 Sports, causing the Roadrunners to drop to third place in that ranking following an amazing week of recruiting for the Rice Owls.
Haynes will have the option to either make his commitment official during the inaugural early signing period this December or wait until National Signing Day on February 7th, 2018 to solidify his future with the Roadrunners.