Junior quarterback Dwayne Haskins out of Bullis School is one of the top football players in the area and in the nation. The 2014 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year had offers from some of the top football programs in the country, including from Alabama, Florida and Notre Dame. But on May 17th, Haskins decided that he would commit to the University of Maryland. The DMV to UMD Movement could now be in full swing.
"Dwayne Haskins's commitment to Maryland was huge," four-star DeMatha wide receiver Tino Ellis, a top Maryland target, said. "It's a big jump for the Movement.
"I'm good friends with Dwayne. We have a good relationship; we work out together so this is huge for me."
Haskins is an excellent quarterback and he has shown it during his time at Bullis. In his junior year, Haskins threw for 1,936 yards and 22 touchdowns.
"Haskins is a great quarterback and a great addition to the class," DeMatha receiver and Maryland commit Darryl Turner Jr. said.
But Haskins's commitment to Maryland means more than the Terps getting a good quarterback. Dwayne is a big center piece to the whole Movement.
"I feel that Dwayne will bring a lot more players to Maryland," Turner said. "A lot of people want to play for Dwayne."
Maryland has been trying to get some of the top football players in the area to play for them. Besides Dwayne Haskins, top local talents like Lorenzo Harrison, Turner and Keandre Jones have already pledged to the program. The Terps are still trying to get players like offensive lineman Terrence Davis, Ellis, and athlete Trevon Diggs, the brother of former Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs.