The second player involved in Ohio State’s pseudo-quarterback controversy showed why he was a highly touted prospect.
Redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins got into the game Saturday in a 38-7 blowout against UNLV and promptly tossed a 28-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Saunders.
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) September 23, 2017
We’d like to point out that Haskins’ throw is outrageous.
Watching his windup and throw is textbook for a quarterback, but it’s the velocity on the pass which is incredible. For a moment, it looks like a UNLV defender has a chance to intercept the pass, but Haskins’ throw goes through the defensive back’s hands.
Haskins came to Ohio State in the Class of 2016 as a 4-star recruit and the seventh-best pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation. However, he was redshirted in favor of Joe Burrow being the Buckeyes backup last season. Haskins took advantage of his opportunity this offseason and won the backup job.
While starting quarterback J.T. Barrett continues to set records, Haskins looks like the capable successor to Barrett once the senior moves on after this season.
Here are five things you should know about Haskins as he backs up Barrett in 2017.