In this installment of The Recruiting Notebook, we meet a talented DT from a powerhouse HSFB program with multiple State Championships to his credit: Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna DT Allan Haye.
Defensive Tackle is a position where you need to continually add depth in every recruiting class. To help with that in the 2021 recruiting class, Miami turned some focus to Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna DT Allan Haye.
Haye is relatively new to the sport of football. He grew up playing basketball and soccer, and only started playing football in 10th grade. He wasted no time in learning the game, however, and posted a solid stat line of 68 tackles, 8 TFLs, and 6 sacks for State Champion Chaminade as a junior in 2019. That was just his 2nd year playing football, for those keeping count at home.
Syracuse and Kentucky were the first teams to offer Haye, but he continued to garner more recruiting attention into the spring following his breakout junior campaign. Miami jumped in with an offer in January, and Haye attended a Junior Day event after that. Several other teams offered in the interim, but Miami — a program that has recruited Chaminade very well for the better part of 25 years — would not be denied.
Haye committed to Miami on April 22nd.
On the 247sports composite, Haye is a 3-star prospect, the #55 DT nationally in this class, #122 in the State of Florida, and #923 recruit overall.
As A Player
Haye has already added weight, which you can see in the lead photo for this piece. Listed at 6’1” 296lbs, Haye is easily over 300lbs at this point, and that gives him solid size for the DT position.
Due to his size and low center of gravity since he’s only 6’1”, Haye profiles as a 1-tech DT for Miami. He’s good at interior pass rushing against HS Guards and Centers, and the hope is that he continues to show the ability to get up the field in similar fashion at the college level.
Like most 1-techs, Haye will need to get much stronger to battle on the inside of the line play after play. He hasn’t shown a propensity to be pushed around or bullied by HS OL, but Haye hasn’t faced maybe players the size and strength of the P5 OL that he’ll play against in college.
In that he’s a DT, Haye is not known for his speed. He has good quickness however, a key to getting an advantage at the line of scrimmage. That will be the movement trait that serves him best moving forward.
- Physical build for 1 tech DT
- Hand work technique
Note: changing this up from just a freshman-season outlook to a career outlook for each player.
1-tech, the DT lined up on the shoulder of the offensive Center, is a big boy position. And, while Haye is a big boy, he’ll need a mango season or two to grow and add strength needed to hold the point of attack.
1-tech DT is not a glamorous position, but it’s a necessary one. Haye will probably need a year or two before he can be a rotation player at this spot along the DL. Like a couple other players on the roster, Haye figures to be a depth player only for a couple of seasons before hopefully develops into a rotation player or starter along Miami’s DL a few years down the line.
That’s it for this installment of The Recruiting Notebook.