Potomac (Md.) Bullis quarterback Dwyane Haskins Jr. has quickly become one of the hottest prospects in the 2016 class, and he recaps his recent visit to Ohio State with Scout.com
"I was really impressed with Ohio State," said Haskins, who also holds offers from Florida State, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Clemson among others. "I just wanted to have a good time on my visit and I definitely did. I was really impressed and my parents and I definitely enjoyed it."
The four-star quarterback is just beginning the process of visiting schools, but his trip to Ohio State will be a hard one to top.
"Ohio State is a great school, and they are one of the top programs in the country. I liked them a lot and I definitely want to consider them throughout my recruiting process," Haskins said. "I don't have a list right now, but if I were to have a list, they would be near the top of it because I had a great time, and really enjoyed my visit.
Haskins and his family spent three days taking in Ohio State's campus, athletic facilities, and getting to know the Buckeyes staff. On Friday, Haskins and his family spent much of the day walking around campus, talking with some of the Ohio State coaches, and learning more about academics.
"The campus was beautiful. We got to see the dorms, the classrooms, some of the other buildings on campus, and the restaurants. It was a great campus," Haskins said. "The thing I enjoyed the most was talking to the academic advisors. They explained what is expected of the students and the alumni support system they have for after the student-athletes graduate."
After touring campus, Haskins and his family had the chance to sit down for a candid conversation with head coach Urban Meyer.
"He [Meyer] was telling me how important it is that the 2016 class gets started off right. He said he wants me to be at Ohio State more and more every week, and he wants me to keep building more relationships there," Haskins said. "It was definitely great sitting down with a legend like coach Meyer, and listening to what he had to say because he has so much wisdom. I really enjoyed talking to him.
"He [Meyer] compared me to one of his old quarterbacks that he coached, Alex Smith," Haskins said. "He [Meyer] said he wants a quarterback who is able to tear apart a defense and contribute in the running game, and he thinks I can be that."
After checking out the entire campus on Friday, Haskins and his family spent much of their time Saturday touring the athletic complex, practice fields, and, of course, they had to see "The Shoe".
"I would say the weight room and all of the fields they have definitely stood out, but I mean everything they have is top-notch," Haskins said. "The stadium was really beautiful, it was just great. When we were in there I was just thinking about how many people are in the stadium for a game, and what it would be like to play in it."
Haskins said Ohio State was just the first of a number of visits he has planned so far this summer.
"I am going to Virginia Tech tomorrow (June 17), and scheduling visits to Notre Dame, West Virginia, and Michigan before June is over " Haskins said. "Then I plan on going to Florida and Florida State in July."
The Bullis quarterback will also play in a 7-on-7 tournament at the University of Maryland on June 21.
4-Star QB 'Really Impressed' with OSU Visit
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