Ohio State is recruiting Maryland four-star 2016 quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins, according to a report from Jeremy Birmingham of Eleven Warriors.
Buckeyes co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck had an in-home visit with Haskins on Sunday, according to Birmingham. There's also the matter that Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer now follows Haskins on Twitter, which hardly feels coincidental.
The notion that Maryland may not bring back offensive coordinator Mike Locksley – Haskins's lead recruiter at Maryland – is what prompted the Buckeyes to dive in on Haskins, the report says.
Haskins recently took an official visit to Florida, although the Gators added another elite quarterback prospect shortly thereafter. The Buckeyes could be a threat, though. They've cultivated a strong reputation for developing quarterbacks under Meyer, mostly recently with J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller in the past few seasons.
Haskins has not publicly de-committed from the Terrapins. If that were to happen, it'd be a major blow. If that were to happen and then Haskins were to commit to a division foe like Ohio State, it would be an unmitigated catastrophe for Maryland.