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Dwayne Haskins | Quarterback

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220

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Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that the transition from former starting QB J.T. Barrett to redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins will "change the way we attack defenses."
"His skill set is very different from J.T. Barrett. His release, his size, his accuracy are his strengths," Meyer said, later adding that in essence, the passing offense will be "more involved" for the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Haskins. As much as we loved Barrett's heart and drive, we think this slight shift in offensive philosophy could pay dividends for the Buckeyes, who remain awash in skill-position talent for Haskins to play around with. There was a sometime lack of consistency in OSU's offense with Barrett at the helm. Jul 25 - 4:00 PM

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Ohio State HC Urban Meyer announced redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins will enter preseason camp as the team's starting quarterback.

Haskins was given the first opportunity to be the starter after his main competition, Joe Burrow, transferred to LSU as a graduate earlier this offseason. In an effort to make sure Haskins doesn't become complacent, Meyer mentioned that sophomore Tate Martell would compete for the top job when practices continue towards the end of summer. At this point there isn't much of a chance Martell starts unless he blows them away in the preseason. Haskins appeared in multiple games last season but mostly in mop-up duty. His final stat line in 2017 ended up being impressive as he completed 40-of-57 passes (70.2%) for 565 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. His first start is scheduled to come against Oregon State on September 1st.
Jun 16 - 11:10 AM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins will "get the first opportunity to be the starter."

This shouldn't come as a huge surprise after Haskins' main competition, Joe Burrow, decided to transfer out last week. Speaking at the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on Monday, Meyer reminisced about the impressive spot performance Haskins delivered against Michigan after J.T. Barrett was forced out with a knee injury in the most recent incarnation of The Game. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound redshirt sophomore connected on 6-of-7 passes for 94 yards while rushing for 24 yards in that emergency showing. Espousing Haskins' virtues on Monday, Meyer said that he possesses a "great release" to pair with "good size" and respectable mobility. Assuming all goes off without a hitch in August camp, our first opportunity to see Haskins start will come when the Buckeyes open against Oregon State on Sept. 1 a few months down the road.
May 16 - 11:23 AM

With the transfer announcement of Ohio State redshirt junior QB Joe Burrow, redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins should now be considered the frontrunner to start this year.

Haskins technically remains in competition with redshirt freshman Tate Martell, but for all intents and purposes now that Burrow's out of the picture, it's his starting job unless he has an unexpected stumble in August camp or runs into some sort of health issue. There were corners of the OSU universe which were calling for Haskins to start over J.T. Barrett during the 2017 season, though that did not ultimately come to pass. In his most extensive spot of work last fall, he hit on 6-of-7 passes for 94 yards versus Michigan (plus 24 rushing yards) after Barrett was forced out with a knee injury. Ohio State has all kinds of skill-position toys for Haskins to play around with assuming he does win the starting job this summer.
May 8 - 3:01 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said of the team's quarterbacks competition, "It will be a day-to-day thing."

Meyer and staff will be looking for a new starting quarterback this offseason, as graybeard J.T. Barrett is no longer on roster. The candidates in this competition are redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins, redshirt junior Joe Burrow and redshirt freshman Tate Martell. Haskins (6'2/188) probably has the inside track in this race, having served as Barrett's backup last season. In his most notable spot of work during the 2017 campaign, he came on for the upperclassman against Michigan after Barrett injured his knee and went on to impress, completing 6-of-7 passes for 94 yards with 24 yards rushing. There were rumblings from the fanbase at several points during the season about flat-out starting Haskins over Barrett, though that never came to pass.
Source: 247Sports
Mar 6 - 5:10 PM

When asked whether Ohio State planned on utilizing redshirt freshman QB Dwayne Haskins in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin on Saturday, Buckeyes HC Urban Meyer responded, "Oh sure. Absolutely."

Haskins came on for J.T. Barrett after the redshirt senior injured his knee against Michigan last weekend. He went on complete 6-of-7 passes for 94 yards and chipped in with an additional 24 yards rushing. Barrett has been medically cleared to play against the Badgers after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Sunday and practiced in-full on Thursday, but Meyer said that the Buckeyes would understandably continue to closely monitor his health in the lead-up to the conference title bout.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB Dwayne Haskins completed 6-of-7 passes for 94 yards while rushing for 24 yards in Saturday's 31-20 win over Michigan.

Haskins was forced into action after J.T. Barrett exited stage left due to a knee injury. The redshirt freshman was understandably not asked to do much, but he played fine ball given the circumstance. A former four-star recruit, Haskins would start against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game next weekend if Barrett remains sidelined for that contest. He's played well in limited opportunities this season, but OSU's game plan will necessarily be narrowed if Barrett can't play against the Badgers.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 04:02:00 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB Dwayne Haskins completed 15 of 23 attempts for 228 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the school's 54-21 win over UNLV on Saturday.

Ohio State's second team stepped in for the second half, so we got a chance to see what Haskins might show on the field next year. He added another 16-yard run. And perhaps the Buckeyes wanted to see what they have in the backup slot in case J.T. Barrett continues to struggle.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB Dwayne Haskins is expected to function as the No. 2 quarterback to begin the season.

Haskins had been battling Joe Burrow for the No. 2 quarterback gig. That competition ended abruptly when Burrow broke a bone in his throwing hand during Monday's practice. Bill Landis of believes Burrow would have opened as the top backup had he not broken his hand.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 07:20:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer described freshman QB Dwayne Haskins as "the best quarterback at his age I've ever seen."

After the conclusion of spring practice, Meyer said, "Although he’s very young and his skill set is really good, his film is really good. I’m hoping he gets right in the middle of that thing." J.T. Barrett's job isn't in jeopardy, but the 6-foot-2, 188-pound Haskins could push redshirt freshman Joey Burrow for backup duties. Sophomore QB Stephen Collier was listed at third on the depth chart before he underwent a knee surgery that will keep him out for the entirety of the 2016 season.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 08:16:00 PM

Ohio State four-star QB Dwayne Haskins (former Maryland commitment) said that after Maryland HC Randy Edsall was fired in October, "I didn't know what coach truly wanted me, where would I fit in as a player, a person and as a student."

Haskins is a Maryland native and had been committed to the Terrapins since last May. Then came Edsall's October firing, which eventually led the 6-foot-2, 188-pound quarterback prospect to flip over to Ohio State in January. "You can't please everyone in this process. You have to do things that will benefit you. Being a quarterback, the person that I am, I'm all about my teammates," Haskins said, "But as you grow up as a man, you've got to make your own decision." J.T. Barrett's entrenched at starter for the coming season, but HC Urban Meyer's previously indicated that he prefers not to redshirt his freshmen, so we could see Haskins active in 2016 (though it would take special circumstance for him to realistically take the field for game action).
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. flipped his commitment from Maryland to Ohio State.

"It has been a dream of mine to play for The Ohio State University," Haskins said in a released statement. "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." Back when Haskins committed to Maryland in May, Randy Edsall and Mike Locksley were running the program. Both are now gone and incoming Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin was not able to keep him on the hook. Haskins, the No. 25 prospect in the ESPN 300, is "regarded by some college coaches as No. 1 QB prospect in this class," per Bruce Feldman.
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 05:35:00 PM

High school quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., the No. 25 prospect in the ESPN 300, committed to Maryland on Friday.

Haskins picked the Terrapins over a host of suitors including Penn State, Rutgers, Florida, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. "To be honest it just felt right. At first, everyone knows I was an Ohio State fan and I definitely wanted to go there," he said. "I wanted to commit there at some point in my recruitment, but I decided to wait it out and after meeting all these coaches and getting to know people, I just felt like I could build a relationship with Coach Edsall." The four-star recruit is the No. 2 pocket passer in the class and a centerpiece of Edsall's future plans.
Sun, May 17, 2015 06:39:00 PM