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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2025 CB Trystan Haynes Talks Notre Dame Offer

February 7, 2024
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After weeks of contact, Notre Dame pulled the trigger and offered Trystan Haynes‍ a scholarship during a phone call between the 2025 Oklahoma cornerback and Irish assistants Mike Brown and Mike Mickens on Monday.

“We were talking for a little bit after track practice,” Haynes explains. “They said they watched my film, they talked to a couple of my coaches, found out about how I act. 

“I sent my transcript over the other day, so that was really just the last thing that needed to be done.”

The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder adds Notre Dame to a list of offers that also includes schools like Oklahoma, Texas A&M, TCU, Alabama, Georgia and Miami among others.

“It means a lot,” Haynes says of the Irish offer. “I've been in contact with the coaching staff for a couple months now, so finally getting that offer meant a lot.

“They've always been good at football. They also have really good academics, so that's a big thing for me too. Having both of those is really good for what I want to do.”

His impressions of the Notre Dame coaches are positive.

“Talking on the phone, I feel like they're really cool people, genuine people who mean what they say,” he says. “Talking over the last couple weeks, months has really helped me confirm that with them.”

Now that he has the offer, Haynes expects to visit South Bend at some point.

“I'll for sure try to get down to something with them,” he says. “I don't know when, but me and my family will definitely try to work something out.

“If possible, I would want to see a practice to really see how they coach, how they work with their players and how their players work with each other.”

Haynes was at Georgia last week and has some other visits in mind this spring.

“I've already got a plan to go to Miami during spring break, we already set it up,” he says. “I want to get to A&M to watch a couple of their spring practices, maybe try to make it back to Georgia. OU is so close that I'll definitely go to one or two of theirs.

He plans on making a final decision before the start of his senior season and has an idea of what will be most important when he does.

“My relationship with the coaches, how we've interacted over the time they've been recruiting me and how the players interact with each other whenever they go out to practice, whenever they're just living life because those are who I'm going to be spending my time with the most.”

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