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Former 5-star athletes for Alabama football to have a youth camp at local high school in Tuscaloosa

Alabama freshman RB Justice Haynes (#22) scores a rushing touchdown versus UTC.
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Name, image, and likeness (NIL) can be used in a positive way in college football, and two players for the University of Alabama are doing it the right way this summer.

Justice Haynes and Ryan Williams, two five-star athletes from high school, are teaming up to provide the Rising Tide Youth Football Camp on Saturday, July 22 at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

According to Centric Sports Group, the camp is for ages 6-18 and goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haynes and Williams want all youth to have fun, compete, and also learn more about football. You can register for the camp by going to

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Haynes, a sophomore running back, is anticipating a marquee second season at Alabama.

He totaled 168 yards rushing and three touchdowns in his freshman year. Haynes had some nice runs versus Michigan in the Rose Bowl matchup, so Tide fans are excited to see what he does in the fall. Williams, a true freshman, was a two-time “Mr. Football” winner for the state of Alabama at Saraland (Ala.) High School. He looks forward to being dynamic at Alabama.

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Stephen M. Smith is the 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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