Recently the University of Maryland Terps have made recruiting headlines on the basketball court with the signings of multiple top high school prospects and the commitment of Rasheed Sulaimon. However, the Terp’s football team grabbed headlines earlier this morning after signing quarterback Dwayne Haskins, a four star recruit out of Bullis High school in Maryland.
Haskins was the final uncommitted quarterback recruit of the Rivals100 and considered other offers from Notre Dame, Rutgers, Penn State, Florida, Virginia Tech and Alabama. It’s likely that nobody is happier than head coach Randy Edsall that Haskins has elected to remain in his home state of Maryland.
While the Terps have built up some depth at many positions on the field, quarterback is certainly not one of them. The three quarterbacks currently on Coach Edsall’s roster have combined for only nine starts over the past three seasons.
Coming in at 6’3” 200 pounds, Haskins will be in a position to compete for the starting job immediately. Based on his performance in high school, it won’t be any surprise to see Haskins under center against Richmond week one.
If Haskins puts together the college career many scouts believe he’s capable of, look to see his name rise up NFL draft boards. Labeled a “pro-style” quarterback, Haskins has the frame and arm strength to make any throw on the field.