Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins got some words of encouragement on Twitter on Tuesday, and it was from someone you'd least expect.
The conversation started when famous college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale tweeted at Haskins on Tuesday, asking the rising second-year passer what his favorite choice is for Washington's new moniker, additionally stating that his choice would be the 'Redtails.'
Rather than answering Dickie V's question about the name, Haskins responded to the college basketball announcer by saying he was shocked that the "GOAT" tweeted at him.
That’s crazy the 🐐 tweeted me 😂 https://t.co/Eyx46NzXM3— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) July 14, 2020
In response to that, Vitale completely shifted gears. Dickie V sent the 23-year-old a mini pep talk, telling Haskins to "prove to all the critics how really good [you are]" if football is played this fall.
Additionally, Dickie V told Haskins to play how he did at Ohio State, where the Washington quarterback broke numerous school and Big Ten records in his lone season as a starter in 2018.
If football is played prove to all the critics how really good u r / show them that ur play with the Buckeyes is who u are . Have lots of luck & just play like u did in that Ohio State uniform .— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) July 15, 2020
To close the conversation, Haskins responded to Vitale quoting recently signed New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, saying "In the words of Cam, I haven’t seen this Dwayne yet!"
In the words of Cam, I haven’t seen this Dwayne yet! https://t.co/ioDu87s2Pz— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) July 15, 2020
Despite the coronavirus-altered offseason, Haskins has made major strides entering his second season. He's dropped close to 20 pounds and trimmed his body fat percentage significantly. He's trained with multiple teammates, and they have praised Haskins' growth several times this offseason.
With training camp less than two weeks away, it's now up to Haskins to perform when it counts. When football does return, the passer knows he has someone rooting for him in Vitale.
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