Four-star Maryland quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins is taking an official visit to the University of Florida this weekend, according to a new report.
The #Gators will host Maryland QB commit Dwayne Haskins on an official visit this weekend.— Andrew Spivey (@AndrewSpiveyGC) November 27, 2015
After Randy Edsall's firing, Haskins said he was firmly committed to Maryland. But the thing about verbal commitments (like the one Haskins made to Maryland in May) is that they're worth less than the paper they aren't even printed on.
Maryland interim head coach Mike Locksley has been Maryland's primary recruiter on Haskins. Given Maryland's 0-5 record under Locksley since Edsall's dismissal, it's hugely unlikely Locksley will stay in charge of Maryland beyond this weekend's game against Rutgers. If Locksley were to leave the program altogether, it would be reasonable – expected, even – that he'd take recruits with him to wherever he lands next.
Haskins, a senior at the Bullis School in Potomac, is regarded as Maryland's most important commitment in recent years. Given Maryland's horrid 2015 quarterback play and the lack of other options in the pipeline, losing Haskins would be nothing less than a disaster for the program. It's not clear if any of Maryland's other commits in the class would follow Haskins if he ever decided not to join Maryland. Haskins has not publicly de-committed from the Terps.