After much deliberation, Dwayne Haskins is heading to the Bayou — calm down, it’s just a visit … for now.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron went to Maryland yesterday to visit with the four-star quarterback, and after a lengthy conversation has convinced Haskins to make an official visit to LSU on Jan. 22, sources told 247Sports’ Shea Dixon.
Haskins, a Maryland commit, remains a priority for the Tigers, who do not have a quarterback commit in its 2016 recruiting class.
LSU’s had a commitment from Feleipe Franks, who later de-committed and pledged to Florida.
Haskins was priority No. 1 for Cameron, but LSU will also have to battle with Ohio State to try and lure the prospect away from the Terrapins.
One thing going in LSU’s favor is the fact that first-year Maryland coach D.J. Durkin and his staff have extended scholarships to a pair of 2016 quarterback prospects, including four-star California prospect Devon Modster and three-star Alabama prospect Tyrrell Pigrome. Maryland also offered three-star 2017 quarterback Taylor Powell.
Maryland may just be doing its due diligence, or providing insurance should Haskins de-commit and decide to go to either LSU or Ohio State with fewer than three weeks to go before National Signing Day (Feb. 3).
In addition to Haskins coming to LSU, coach Les Miles could use his one in-home visit to meet with Haskins next week.
Haskins, the nation’s No. 7 pro-style quarterback, has already taken official visits to Florida (Nov. 27) and Ohio State (Dec. 11).
It could bode well for LSU that the Tigers’ coaching staff will have at least the chance for the last word with Haskins before signing day.
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