LSU fans had crossed their fingers that Dwayne Haskins would flip his commitment.
He did, but it was not to LSU.
The four-star quarterback de-committed from Maryland and announced his commitment to Ohio State on Monday, saying he was following his lifelong dream.
“It has been a dream of mine to play for The Ohio State University. This prestigious university best represents my family values and playing under Coach (Urban) Meyer, Coach (Tim) Beck and the rest of the coaching staff best exampled strong leadership abilities and a people that I can have a relationship with after football was important,” Haskins wrote.
“At the age of eight years old, I went to numerous Ohio State camps, loved watching their games and idolized the university. Finally, my dream to attend Ohio State will come true. It’s a blessing to say that I will be an Ohio State Buckeye. I hope that my story inspires all that took the time to read it.”
The news of Haskins’ flip comes just 72 hours after LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron convinced the Maryland native to officially visit LSU this coming week.
Haskins, the nation’s No. 7 pro-style quarterback, was LSU’s No. 1 quarterback priority after losing out on Feleipe Franks to Florida.
LSU was all in on Haskins, especially after three-star Pennsylvania quarterback, Anthony Russo, committed to Temple.
The Tigers do not have a quarterback commit in their 2016 recruiting class, and the odds now suggest that they won’t be able to reel one in.
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