|Previous School:||Hickory Ridge HS|
High School: Attended Hickory Ridge High School where he competed in football, track and field, and wrestling ... All-conference and all-region football player ... Two-time all-conference and 4A state runner-up in wrestling ... Honor Roll, Beta Club, FFA, and Forensics Club member.
Personal: Son of Holly and Harry Haywood ... Brother of Caden Haywood ... His father player baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College and UNC Charlote.