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Four-star Maryland quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins will be a foundational building block of the Terrapins’ offense in the future after pledging his name to head coach Randy Edsall on Friday.
A pro-style quarterback, Haskins is rated No. 4 overall at the position in the class of 2016 by Rivals.com. But for those who haven’t seen him play, what is he like?
He joined Michael Jenkins and Doc Walker Friday night on SportsTalk Live after committing to Maryland and revealed the player that he tries to mirror when he is under center.
“[Green Bay Packers QB] Aaron Rodgers, for sure, is somebody I try to emulate a lot in my game,” Haskins said. “He’s not looking to run, but if he needs to run he can do it. Very deadly with his arm, accurate and never gets too rattled, is always prepared to throw the ball so he’s really good.”
Maryland’s system under Edsall has often featured a running quarterback like C.J. Brown, but has also functioned (better sometimes, even) under a more pro-style quarterback like Caleb Rowe.
Walker chimed in after Haskins made mention of Rodgers.
“And he’s not just talking because I saw this young man, again, and what impressed me he rolled out of the pocket and had space, but opted to wait until his receiver came open and he uncovered him with the ball,” Walker explained as Haskins smiled.
“He threw where the guy should be instead of throwing where he was and a lot of young guys don’t do that and he already had that, so he’s ahead of the game.”