Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins will now face one of his childhood friends twice a year.
The Dallas Cowboys selected Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs with the No. 51 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Friday, hoping the Crimson Tide product will be able to fill the void left by Byron Jones.
So when Haskins found out that Diggs would be headed to his team's biggest rival, he had to welcome him with appropriate fashion.
Arch rival for life @TrevonDiggs 😂— Dwayne Haskins, Jr🌹 (@dh_simba7) April 25, 2020
Haskins and Diggs both went to high school in Montgomery County, Md. and have been friends for years. They were even teammates while playing for USA football as seniors. Their respective schools played one another when they were both seniors in 2015, with Haskins' Bullis squad coming out on top.
During their recruiting process, there was once a rumor that they were a package deal. But after originally committing to Maryland, Haskins flipped to Ohio State just two weeks before National Signing Day in 2016. Diggs committed to Alabama during the fall of his senior year and never wavered his commitment.
Ohio State and Alabama did not play each other when Haskins or Diggs were in school, but both teams were annual contenders for the National Championship.
Now at the highest level of the sport, Haskins and Diggs are rivals once again.
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