“It’s like I’m a horse out there with shutters, so I hear nothing and focus on the ball,” says new transfer Austin Haynes the 6’2 ,220 pound safety from Greenville, North Carolina. The G-man is already on a roll with 6 tackles and 2 for loss against Prairie View.
He says that he is grateful for the support that he has received from everyone, especially the football players and coaches.
Haynes was an athlete at East Carolina University, a D1 school where he was featured on ESPN’s College Day Top 10.
When offered the opportunity, he knew GSU was right for him.
“I chose Grambling State because of their winning ways and deep tradition attributed (to) Eddie G. Robinson.”
Hayes is excited about the Bayou Classic and has always been involved in sports .
As a military child he lived and travelled internationally to places such as Okinawa, Japan for seven years.
In his birthplace, North Carolina, he grew up with a love for football.
He is a criminal justice major and says that if he does not go to the NFL, he would like to be an undercover agent or focus on narcotics.
The G-man is focused on an image change as a football player and improving previous mistakes.
He also references Desmond Leonard #4 and Bruna Foster #3, who he says have helped him understand Grambling defense.
The athlete spoke highly of Taylor Mays and notes Mays’ “work ethic, weight lifting, school work, dedication to the film room.