The long wait is over and college football is back.
But for the Buckeyes, things will be looking much different at the quarterback position. Interim head coach Ryan Day has announced Dwayne Haskins will be the starting QB this weekend against Oregon State.
Haskins has all the potential in the world to be the next great Buckeye quarterback. He’s already played in the big game where he took full advantage, Haskins stepped in for an injured J.T. Barrett against Michigan last year and finished 6/7 for 94 yards and had a 22-yard rush that set up JK Dobbins for an easy score.
Standing at 6’3 weighing in at 220 pounds he’s a special talent. He’s a pro style quarterback, and plays very similar to Cardale Jones. Very strong arm, isn’t a run first kind of player but he can pick up yards with his legs.
Haskins was heavily recruited coming out of high school.
Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Michigan, and Wisconsin were some of the schools hoping to land the strong arm pro-style quarterback.
Eventually, Haskins chose to attend the Ohio State University. Not so much of a surprise since a video surfaced of Haskins in Ohio State gear as a child stating that one day he’d play there.
Many thought the now starting quarterback for LSU, Joey Burrow, would easily win the job for the Buckeyes this offseason.
The third-year sophomore had different plans and beat Burrow and Tate Martell out for the job. Burrow is said to be a player who will be playing on Sunday’s so it is very intriguing news for Buckeye fans.
Ohio State is set to have a good year. A strong recieving group with tons of speed could really set Haskins on fire. His arm and accuracy can really do wonders in the air for this offense. And the two headed monster of Mike Weber and JK Dobbins could really open up the passing game.
Coach Day did say Tate Martell will see playing time on Saturday. Time will tell, as we don’t know to much about Haskins at this time, one thing I can say with confidence is that the nation will know soon enough.