Power Forward, Class of 2021
Montverde Academy, Montverde, FL
On Thursday Virginia Tech announced the signing of Montverde Academy (FL) power forward Jalen Haynes, who picked the Hokies over a list of schools that include Mississippi State, UCF, USF, VCU, and others.
Haynes was originally a 2020 prospect before reclassifying to the 2021 class. He originally attended Dillon High School in Ft. Lauderdale before attending Montverde Academy for his postgraduate season. He averaged 20.2 points and 10.6 rebounds in his lone season at Montverde after averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds in his senior season at Dillon.
Haynes is naturally a power forward, though he could also play center if needed.
Virginia Tech has one scholarship remaining for the 2021 class.