There isn't much time before the 2016 BYU recruiting class finishes up on National Signing Day, and today, that class became a little more solidified. Accord to his Twitter account, 2016 OL Caden Haws of Little Rock, Arkansas has committed to BYU.
Haws, a 6'2, 275 pound center, is listed as a two-star prospect on Rivals. He reported offers from the three service academies, along with BYU, but garnered interest from bigger name programs like Arkansas and Nebraska, as well as academically-oriented programs like Yale. Haws does not have a ranking on 247Sports.
Diehard football fans might recognize Pulaski Academy, where Haws played in Arkansas. One of the most successful prep programs in Arkansas, Pulaski is noted by fans across the country for virtually never punting or kicking field goals. The math on this strategy actually checks out, even though other coaches aren't exactly dying to try it out for themselves.
Haws fits the description of an under the radar prospect, and may need a little time in BYU's strength and conditioning program before he's ready to take the field, but he could provide some nice depth to the offensive line. With Tejan Koroma expected to start at the center position for the next two seasons, it will give Haws time to grow into a backup role and possibly compete for a starting job down the line. And just like Koroma, his HUDL video gives us a clear indication that he clearly likes to hit people. That's always a good sign for a lineman.
Haws HUDL video is below: