The country’s fourth-ranked offensive guard for the Class of 2017, Robert Hainsey out of IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL.), has narrowed down his top schools to three and set a decision date.
Blessed ?? See you in Oregon ?? pic.twitter.com/fcY9fU2X05
— Robert Hainsey5️⃣6️⃣ (@RH56__) June 21, 2016
Hainsey, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman, who is originally from Pittsburgh, will make his college choice at The Opening in Oregon next month. He had a busy spring, visiting Notre Dame, Pitt, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Florida State and others. He holds 26 offers but has broken down his list to a final three.
He told 247Sports.com analyst Tom Loy what stands out about each school.
“Coach Dantonio’s [sic] has a real good program and he’s going to keep winning with the players he gets,” he said of Michigan State. “It’s not always the best players, but they always find a way to win and I really like that.”
For Michigan, it’s the impact of Jim Harbaugh that’s helped the Wolverines make a push.
“Coach Harbaugh is doing something really special with that program,” Hainsey told 247. “I think he’s going to take it to the top very soon.”
He spent the past weekend in South Bend, Ind., taking part in the “Irish Invasion” camp with Brian Kelly and Notre Dame. His top three being released immediately after that trip suggests the Irish may be in the driver’s seat for his services. Can the pair of Big Ten East programs make a final push?