Potomac (Md.) Bullis 2016 quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been creating a buzz on the recruiting trail as of late, and on Wednesday he added another big offer to his list.
"I got my fourth offer from Nebraska," said Haskins, who holds offers from SMU, Arizona State, and Utah. "I talked to coach [Tim] Beck today, it's pretty exciting because it's the Big Ten. [Beck] said he loved my tape and he wanted to extend an offer to me. He said he wanted to get me out there for a visit too."
Nebraska also offered another Bullis standout on Wednesday, 2015 defensive end Jonathan Holland. Haskins was thrilled about the prospect of playing with Holland at the next level.
He said, "It would be an honor and a privilege to continue playing together."
In the meantime, plenty of other schools have stopped by during the evaluation period to check out the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder. He said coaches from Maryland, West Virginia, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Florida State and Ohio State dropped by his workouts this week, and he could be closing in on an offer from Virginia Tech.
West Virginia was one of the schools to stop by Bullis this week, and Haskins has strong ties to the Mountaineers program. He recently visited Morgantown to learn more about WVU's football program, and also watch his cousin, who plays wide receiver, in the spring game.
"My cousin [Daikiel Shorts] plays wide receiver there [WVU] and I got to watch him play for a little bit, so that was cool to see him play they out there," Haskins said. "He [Shorts] loves it down there. If I was to get an offer he definitely wants me to come play with him. He loves everything, the fans the school, he just tells me how great it is."
Could the rising junior's family ties be enough to convince him to commit? That might be jumping the gun, but it is something he will take into consideration.
"He [Shorts] is only a sophomore so we could potentially play together," Haskins said. "That is definitely something in the back of my head."
Haskins was impressed with the atmosphere at the Mountaineers'' spring game, and enjoyed getting a chance to sit down with both quarterbacks coach Shannon Dawson and his recruiter Lonnie Galloway.
"They [Galloway and Dawson] said they liked me and they want me to come to camp, and if I do well I could pick up the offer," Haskins said. "It would be cool to compete in that type of atmosphere, especially because the fans take everything so seriously there, they are nuts. They [the fans] knew who I was even though I don't even have an offer yet. They were asking me when I was going to get an offer."
Haskins was curious of that himself, and it was something he discussed with Dawson during his visit.
"[Dawson] said he loved my highlights and he loves the way I throw the ball. He said the only reason why they haven't offered yet is because they haven't seen me throw in person," Haskins said. "He said the quarterback situation at West Virginia is kind of shaky right now because the last couple of years they haven't done a good job recruiting, That was definitely big when he said he wanted me to come to a camp, so we will see what happens, but I really liked it there."
The Bullis signal caller is also getting a lot of love from his hometown team, Maryland. Haskins attended the Terps spring game, and he said he has developed a good rapport with his recruiter and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley.
"I talked to coach [Mike] Locksley when I was at their spring game, he said he wants me to come out to one of their camps and if I do well I could pick up an offer," Haskins said. "With them [Maryland] moving to the Big Ten they have to get some good players to compete with schools like Ohio State and Michigan, so I would definitely be interested if they offer and I am going to stay in touch with coach Locksley."
Haskins said he will workout for another round of coaches later this week, including Clemson, Michigan, Boston College, Miami and Florida, before heading to the Washington D.C. Elite 11 Combine on Friday.
"I am just focused on getting bigger, faster and stronger to be able to compete through when I take some of the bigger hits I might see next season," Haskins said. "I don't have any stand outs right now, I like a lot of schools right now."
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