Player Profile: Allan Haye Jr.
By: Jonathan Harris
The University of Miami is the future home of their freshly committed 2021 DT Allan Haye Jr. Haye Jr. is one of the hottest names in high school football, putting himself on the map after just two years of experience. With 68 tackles and 6 sacks on the season, the 6-foot-2, 300-pound interior defensive lineman led his team to a state championship and racked up twenty Division I offers. Although playing basketball for most of his life, Haye Jr. decided to pick up the helmet and join the football team in his sophomore year at Coconut Creek. In a recent interview with Footballville, Haye Jr. said that most of his inspiration to play was spiritual, as well as his physical attributes. On film, he demonstrates excellent hands and is an elite pass rusher. While only getting 6 sacks this year, he played a vital part in his team’s stout run defense. His success can be largely credited to his ability to take precise angles, creating pressure for opposing QBs. His biggest strength is his ability to read and shed blockers and clog up the interior of the line of scrimmage. With only two years’ experience, he attributes a big part of his success to good coaching and lot of YouTube videos. Early into his first season, he told Footballville, he felt out of place, and behind the pack. His strong spiritual connection was a big enough push for him to continue, and ultimately find himself as a member of the Miami Hurricanes. With so many D-I offers, committing for him was a matter of personal heroes. Haye Jr. wants to be among the names from The U like Warren Sapp and Vince Wilfork, who are both in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. However, Haye Jr. is taking his career one step at a time and is supremely focused on the upcoming season. When asked about the difference between this year and next, he acknowledged that he now has a lot more eyes on him, including those of players on the team who are younger than him. As far as a change in his game, he said, “I was really focused on being a technician this year… Next year, I need to be dog.” Allan and his squad have got their sights set on another 3A state title this upcoming year. For personal goals, Haye Jr. has made it a mission to be First Team All-County and once again rise to the top in his senior season.