Ohio State Overview: Dwayne Haskins is positioned to get the first opportunity to be the starting quarterback in 2018 for the Buckeyes after the graduation of four-year record-setting quarterback J.T. Barrett and the transfer to LSU this May of junior Joe Burrow … Haskins is the only quarterback in the program who has any collegiate experience … he doesn’t have a ton of snaps in the heat of the game – 171 to be exact – but he does have a most-impressive 30-play effort on his resume in the 31-20 victory over Michigan last season … he entered the game with just under seven minutes to play in the third quarter and Ohio State trailing, 20-14, and proceeded to lead the Buckeyes to 216 yards of offense, 17 consecutive points and a come-from-behind victory … his top completion was a 27-yard strike to Austin Mack on third and 13 from the OSU 47 to keep the go ahead drive alive … was six of seven passing in the game for 94 yards and he also had a 22-yard rush to set up a TD … completed 70.2 percent of his passes in his eight appearances as a red-shirt freshman last season, including a 15-for-23 effort vs. UNLV for 228 yards and two touchdowns … Haskins is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in journalism and he was also an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree in 2017.
Honors and Awards
2017: Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016: OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Dwayne: Consensus 4-star prospect Dwayne Haskins (ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports, Scout) came to Ohio State highly regarded as a pure passer and a leader … the first-team consensus all-Maryland quarterback, who completed 170 of 286 passes as a senior for 2,217 yards and 20 touchdowns, was rated among the Top 5 pro-style quarterbacks in his class, with ESPN ranking him No. 4 and Rivals No. 5 with 247Sports giving him its No. 7 rating … he was also listed among the Top 100 players overall, with ESPN listing him at No. 63 on its ESPN 300, 247Sports ranking him No. 87 and Rivals No. 100 on its Rivals 100 … the No. 122 player overall by Prepstar and a member of its Dream Team … earned Washington Post all-metro honors and Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) player of the year honors as a senior … Haskins helped Bullis, coached by Pat Cilento, to consecutive IAC titles as a sophomore and junior … he threw for 1,963 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior and was named the Maryland Gatorade player of the year … career-wise, he threw for 5,308 yards and 54 touchdowns … named to the Under Armour All-American game … Haskins is originally from New Jersey, but moved to Maryland in the ninth grade … he is the son of Tamara and Dwayne Haskins Sr.