The last holdout for Clemson’s 2023 recruiting class, not counting any possible transfers, decided to join the fold Wednesday morning when RB Jamarius Haynes (6-0 180) of Roanoke, AL announced for and signed with the Tigers. He joins Jarvis Green as the two running backs taken by position coach CJ Spiller in this class.
Haynes had huge numbers this season rushing for 1892 yards and 27 touchdowns. He had one game in September in which he rushed for 476 yards.
Despite those number, Haynes was not heavily recruited. Clemson was his first major offer. Washington State also later offered, and Georgia Tech came on board at the very end.
Haynes visited Clemson for the Syracuse game and that put the Tigers in position to eventually get his signature on an NLI.
“I loved it,” Haynes said after the visit. “The fans are good. Everybody treated me right, and the coaches are very family oriented. It meant a lot to me to know that they run the ball.”
Haynes becomes the 26th and final high school recruit expected to be signed for this Clemson class.