Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has been rather hush about the plans for the starting quarterback position heading into the new season, however, it appears as though the Buckeyes’ have honed in on Dwayne Haskins in the wake of Joe Burrow’s decision to leave the program.
“This is really the first time I’ve talked about this since the spring game, but as of now it looks like Dwayne Haskins will get the first opportunity to be the starter” Meyers said, according to the Canton Repository.
“Dwayne is a young guy that came in against our rivals and did a heck of a job. You go back and watch that again, he came in on the first drive and took us down the field and scored on that first drive against that defense. So he’s got a great release, he’s got good size and he’s a mobile-enough quarterback.
“It is going to change how we attack defenses.”
Haskins looked impressive during Ohio State’s spring game and worked as if the job was his to lose.
“The biggest thing for me was learning to handle the offense as the starter,” Haskins said after the spring game. “As the backup, you watch and you don’t know what it is like to be the guy. I just worked all spring to know what it’s like to be the guy who is the quarterback.”
Haskins is also striving to take more of a leadership role.
“I feel like I am doing a great job being a leader and having a great demeanor,” Haskins said.
“I have energy. I am a laid back type of guy. But I know with Coach Meyer, the biggest thing is showing competitiveness. I feel like I showed that this spring.”