Maryland four-star QB commit Dwayne Haskins flips to Ohio State
Urban Meyer got his quarterback after all.
Four-star pro-style quarterback Dwayne Haskins announced that he’ll be flipping his commitment from Maryland to Ohio State. He made the decision public in a letter that he published today.
“It has been a dream of mine to play for The Ohio State University. This prestigious university best represents my family values and playing under Coach Meyer, Coach Beck and the rest of the coaching staff best exampled strong leadership abilities and a people that I can have a relationship with after football was important.”
He’ll give the Buckeyes the quarterback that they’d been looking for in the 2016 class. The Under Armour All-American is the the seventh-rated pro-style passer in the 2016 class and is the 80th-rated player overall in the 247sports rankings.
Haskins had kept his commitment to Maryland following the coaching changes, but he took official visits, including one to Ohio State. In his letter, he thanked the Maryland coaching staff and those in the area that supported his decision.
Here’s what he had to say about Maryland in his letter:
”It is a great academic school in the Big Ten that is only 35 minutes away from my home. However, as a result of coaching changes, my family and I thought it was best for me to keep my options open and confirm my final decision. I stayed verbally committed to Maryland despite the coaching changes and I believe things happen for a reason. This was God’s way of giving me an opportunity to re-evaluate my decision.
I would like to take the time to acknowledge the DMV area, the Bullis school, classmates, Maryland pride and the fans for their support throughout this process. After conversations with my parents, coaches and mentors, I came to the decision that it is in the best interest for me to de-commit from the University of Maryland.”
Ohio State had already moved past Michigan to No. 2 in the 247sports rankings after it got a commitment from four-star receiver Binjimen Victor to start the day.
On Sunday night, the Buckeyes also landed another Maryland flip from four-star linebacker Keandre Jones, and Haskins confirmed Jones’ flip on Monday.
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr ♚ (@dh_simba7) January 18, 2016
With the three Monday commitments, Ohio State moved to No. 1 in 247sports’ 2016 class rankings, passing both Michigan and LSU.
That’s quite the way to start the week.