Friday, January 28, 2011

BUCKEYES LAND TOP PREP LONG SNAPPER BRYCE HAYNES OF GEORGIA

Bryce Haynes
CUMMING, Ga. — Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel has said in the past that the punt is the most important play in the game of football.

Although the punter is of vital importance to the "most important play" in the game, so is the man delivering him the football.

On Friday, Tressel and the Buckeyes landed perhaps the best long snapper in the nation for the class of 2011, as Pinecrest (GA) Academy's Bryce Haynes committed to play his collegiate football for the Ohio State University.

The 6-foot-4, 185 pound native of Cumming, selected the Buckeyes over North Carolina and Arkansas, among others.

He will replace three-year starting long snapper Jake McQuaide, who has graduated.

Haynes is the Buckeyes 22nd commitment for the class of 2011.