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Most Impactful Rebels for 2019: No. 20 Jonathan Haynes

by | Aug 11, 2019 | Countdown, Football | 0 comments

OXFORD, Miss. — As we count down the days until the Ole Miss season opener against Memphis in the Liberty Bowl, we are releasing who we think the Top 50 Most Impactful Players will be for the Rebels this season. This series is a way for Ole Miss fans to learn more about players to keep an eye on this fall.

With 21 days before kickoff, coming in at No. 21…

Jon Haynes

Jon Haynes was a consensus three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Rivals, and ESPN, out of Jones County Junior College (Miss.) when he signed with Ole Miss in the class of 2019. 

The Benoit, Miss. native was ranked the No. 5 JUCO safety in the country according to 247Sports Composite rankings. As a freshman at JCJC, he notched 30 tackles and one interception along with earning MACJC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a blocked field goal eighty yards for a touchdown. As a sophomore, he tallied 44 tackles along with three interceptions. 

The 5-foot-11, 212-pound Haynes, who chose Ole Miss over Florida, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Memphis and others, early enrolled at Ole Miss and went through 2019 spring drills. 

Defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre praised Haynes this spring on his transition from JUCO. “Jonathan is doing some real good things,” said MacIntyre. “I’ve been very pleased with the progress he has made. I like how physical Jonathan is and I like how eager he is to learn and get things right. He’s got work to do, as all our safeties do, but he’s certainly made an impression on me so far.” 

Haynes made four tackles in the Grove Bowl to wrap up spring practices.

Haynes expressed appreciation for Mike MacIntyre and his coaching style.  “He’s a great coach who knows what he is talking about and he knows how to teach where you can understand what he’s showing you,” Haynes explained.

I’m a physical safety who likes playing near the box but I also like to cover. Wherever coach puts me, though, he’s going to get my best.

Ole Miss safety Jon Haynes

Early in fall camp, Haynes was practicing as the starter at strong safety; however, he was injured last week in practice and is said to be day-to-day. If Haynes is healthy, look for No. 5 to have a big impact in the secondary this fall for the Rebels!  

Hotty Toddy!

Most Impactful Rebels for 2019

20. Jon Haynes
21. Montrell Custis
22. Demarcus Gregory
23. Bryce Mathews
24. Royce Newman
25. Tylan Knight
26. Tariqious Tisdale
27. Octavious Cooley
28. Jalen Julius
29. Luke Logan
30. Nick Broeker
31. Austrian Robinson
32. Quentin Bivens
33. Willie Hibbler
34. Isaiah Woullard
35. Jadon Jackson
36. Grant Tisdale, Kinkead Dent, John Rhys Plumlee
37. Keidron Smith
38. Snoop Conner
39. Michael Howard
40. Vernon Dasher
41. Ryder Anderson
42. D’Vaughn Pennamon
43. C.J. Miller
44. Charles Wiley
45. Sincere David
46. Mac Brown
47. Jason Pellerin
48. Chandler Tuitt
49. Dannis Jackson
50. Jonathan Mingo

Derrell Hart
Derrell Hart

Derrell has covered Ole Miss athletics in the past for Rebels247 at 247Sports. He attended Delta State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. He is currently pursuing his Pharm.D. at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with an expected graduation of May, 2020.

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