Without having watched him throw the football live or get a chance to speak to him in person, Wisconsin extended a scholarship offer to Potomac (MD) Bullis School sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
The 6-2, 180-pound passer has earned offers throwing for his fair share of schools this spring, but getting an offer from a prestigious school like Wisconsin based on just watching his film and talking to his coach almost means a little more.
"I think (offering that way) says a lot," Haskins told BadgerNation. "I wasn't expecting an offer, but they offered me. I am very grateful for them thinking that highly of me and offering me that early."
Turning on the film of Haskins and it's easy to see why the top-level programs are starting to take notice. Named the MVP of the Washington D.C. Elite 11, scouts say Haskins smooth, effortless delivery combined with his frame makes for a huge upside, especially since he appears comfortable making throws in and out of the pocket.
"I think coaches think that I am a good player with a lot of potential," said Haskins. "I do a lot of good things on the field and I can get better. They see that I have a lot of room to grow."
Haskins sees those areas of growth, too. Throwing for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, Hawkins says he thinks more about the five interceptions he threw than all the yards and scores.
"I should be throwing touchdowns and not picks," said Hawkins. "I have been working in a lot of 7-on-7 tournaments and getting stronger. I want to be able to throw the ball over the field."
Haskins sits at 19 scholarship offers, most of which have come since mid-April. He holds offers from schools like Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame and Ohio State. He's visited Maryland and West Virginia and is hoping to make stops at LSU and Nebraska, among others.
"I'm very grateful for all the teams that I've been meeting in my school," said Haskins. "Just being with them and talking to them is a great feeling."