Maryland is getting it done on the recruiting trail and they were able to nab a critical 2016 recruit by getting quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr to stay home and commit to their football program. The 6’3”, 198-pound pocket passer from Potomac, Maryland (The Bullis School) was a highly-coveted prospect, but in the end he just wanted to stay home.
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“If you’re listening to this, it’s too late,” said Haskins, rated the No. 61 overall prospect in the nation and the fifth-best pro-style quarterback by 247Sports.com. “ ‘The Movement’ is in full effect.”
Haskins, who chose Maryland over offers from Rutgers and Florida, among dozens others, is seen as a lynchpin in a recruiting class that already includes two other four-star, in-state recruits: DeMatha wide receiver Darryl Turner and Good Counsel linebacker Keandre Jones. At Bullis for Haskins’ announcement, along with nearly a hundred students, was four-star Avalon School athlete and close friend Trevon Diggs, the younger brother of former Terps wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who also is considering Maryland and a glut of national powers.
“The Movement” to which Haskins is referring to is a grassroots campaign to get area kids to commit to the Terps and get the Maryland football program off the ground. Maryland is coming off their first year in the Big Ten and finished with a 7-6 record, while losing to Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl.
The Terrapins will open their 2015 season at home against Richmond on September 5.