Franklin QB Haynes to Attend Prestigious Elite 11 Regional QB Competition

| January 11, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Franklin quarterback Ian Haynes, who just completed his junior year of football, has been invited to attend a regional Elite 11 quarterback competition in Ohio in March.

(Photo by Mike Schnelle)

Haynes will compete at the Ohio Regional, one of 14 regionals around the country, March 31 at Washington Massillon High School in Massillon, Ohio.

Elite 11 dubs itself as the “Nation’s Premier Quarterback Competition”. It was founded in 1999 and its alumni include 24 of the 32 current NFL starting quarters and 12 of the past 13 quarterbacks who have won the Heisman Trophy.

According to the Elite 11 website, the Regional camps are part of The Opening Region Tour and cost $40 while offering a “safe, professional and competitive environment for the game’s next class of quarterbacks. Participants will enjoy a curriculum that includes testing and position-specific instruction by some of the top quarterback instructors in the nation. Those who show the highest level of skill acumen and desire will earn a spot to compete at the Elite 11 Quarterback finals in June.”

“The Elite 11 is a program that selects athletes based upon nominations submitted to them,” Franklin head coach Tom Haynes, Ian’s dad, said. “Within these nominations, they ask for stats and video. As Ian’s head coach, I submitted stats and video.”

Haynes is a two-time all-state quarterback as voted on by the Pennsylvania Football Writers in Class 5A earning the award as both a sophomore and junior.

He is coming off a season that saw him complete 57 percent (159 of 279) of his passes for 2,398 yards and 25 touchdowns while throwing nine interceptions. He also ran for three scores.

Haynes has twice thrown for over 2,000 yards also tossing for 2,931 yards and 29 touchdowns as a sophomore, and in his career, he has thrown for 6,906 yards and 71 scores versus 39 interceptions while completing 418 of 789 passes (53 percent).

“It’s definitely a privilege to be invited to compete at such a prestigious camp,” Ian Haynes said. “It was definitely a surprise because I’ve been watching the camp on YouTube since I was in eighth grade. I’m just excited to go compete with some of the top quarterbacks in the nation.”

According to Tom Haynes, Ian Haynes is receiving interest from colleges at every level.

“He took an unofficial visit to the University of Cincinnati and has received an official letter from them that states they will be evaluating grades and social media,” Tom Haynes said. “Another interest has come from mailing from the University of Kentucky. He has had a lot of texts and such from most local schools in Division II and Division III.”

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