Grant Haley is a 3-star cornerback from Atlanta who had previously committed to James Franklin at Vanderbilt. However, when Franklin left to take over at Penn State, several of his recruits decided to go with him. Haley is one of five recruits that flipped from Vanderbilt to Penn State. Haley signed his letter of intent and sent it to Penn State today.
— Ryan Snyder (@RivalsSnyder) February 5, 2014
Haley is one of at least six players who can play in the defensive backfield. Marcus Allen, Christian Campbell, Koa Farmer, Amani Oruwariye and Daquan Worley are all listed as defensive backs. The Nittany Lions need depth there, and this 2014 class could play a major role in providing talented players to play in the secondary over the next few seasons.
Several big-name schools such as Florida, South Carolina and Wisconsin were interested in the cornerback. He also received offers from Tennessee, Duke and Cinncinatti. Penn State was never in the picture for Haley, even though his mother attended there in the 80’s. He liked the idea of playing in the SEC and staying down South. However, when Franklin went to Happy Valley, Haley followed.
Standing just five-foot-ten, Haley is a bit undersized for a cornerback. However his speed and ability to get to the ball help to offset his size. This defensive back could be a surprise in the near future.
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