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Alabama freshman Justice Haynes looking like a complete player this offseason

Alabama RB Justice Haynes (#22) running along the sideline during A-Day game.
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The University of Alabama has five running backs that could start anywhere in college football.

Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams have on-field experience while Jam Miller possesses a different skill set.

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Alabama also has two five-star freshmen on its roster, but does it have one ready to be impactful in the fall?

Justice Haynes, a native Georgian, is doing everything he can to show he is the part. No matter if he is in the gym or working with personal coaches/trainers, Haynes is consistently focused on becoming a complete player. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder has his strength in order; however, his offseason work with Marquell Beckwith of Beckwith Sports Academy has been impressive.

Haynes has been perfecting his footwork, agility, bending with the ball, route-running, and pass-catching skills.

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He brings the ability to start and stop in an instant while having the patience and vision to explode through holes. Haynes was a superstar at Buford High School, totaling 7,475 career rushing yards and 95 touchdowns. He showed Alabama fans something to be excited about, collecting three scores in the spring game. McClellan, a senior, was the Crimson Tide’s all-purpose back in 2021 before an injury against Ole Miss. The native Texan is regarded as the No. 1 guy in the rotation, but no one is keeping Haynes off the field. 

His non-stop work ethic will make him important to watch in the fall.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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