Piscataway is nothing new to Potomac (Md.) Bullis School quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Growing up in town before moving to Maryland, Haskins was happy to return Friday and see Rutgers on an unofficial visit.
Haskins is a hot commodity at quarterback after a stellar spring evaluation period, and the four-star 2016 left Rutgers impressed with the program.
"It felt great," Haskins said. "It was a feeling of déjà vu. It reminded me of walking around there when I was a kid, and thinking about how much I missed Rutgers and New Jersey and how I grew up watching them."
Haskins saw his recruitment blast off during the spring evaluation period with offers from most schools in the region. He holds no leaders, but cited the home feeling as a plus for Rutgers.
"It's a great offer," Haskins said. "I have a lot of family in New Jersey and they would love to watch me play. It's great to have an offer from a school you grew up watching. I got really excited when I got schools like an Ohio State offer, but to have a chance to play at your home would be great."
Haskins visited with his father, and spent more than an hour meeting with Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood.
"It was definitely great," Haskins said. "He's an animated guy. It was great talking to him. … What stood out to me was probably the way coach Flood acted. It's all about the family up there, and that was something I really liked."