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Rutgers Football Recruiting: OTB Staff make predictions on Haskins decision

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Aaron Breitman: Rutgers. I know we are all bitter bridesmaids at this point after being flirted with and then spurned on decision day, time and time again.  Call me crazy but I think this one smells different.  Haskins has visited Rutgers consistently throughout his recruitment.  In this interview with Todderick Hunt in February, he stated that he calls New Jersey home and not Maryland.  Haskins also said "I think Coach McDaniels' offense is really made for me." It is well known he has childhood connections to big Mo (Sanu) and little Mo (Jabbie). I also think his friendship with 3-star commit Jonathan Pollock has been a big influence as well.  Haskins visited Rutgers on consecutive weekends in late April and early May and there has been no talk of a Maryland visit since.  Momentum is in our corner and it will lead us to the biggest QB recruit in our program's history.

Tim Wentz: Rutgers. In the end, Haskins' Piscataway connections are just too much for him to pass on.  From his South Brunswick roots to former teammate and Rutgers commit Mohamed Jabbie's recruitment, Haskins will spurn his home state for his real home.  I believe Florida is the real sleeper though.  New head coach Jim McElwain is a great offensive mind and just recently transformed Garrett Grayson from a three-star prospect to an NFL Draft pick.  Not very often do schools with Florida's prestige have such bleak situations at the quarterback position.  McElwain needs a quarterback to win in the SEC and, other than Haskins, it's slim pickings in what's left of the 2016 class.  Haskins could be his guy.

Griffin Whitmer: Rutgers. I'm confident it is really down to Rutgers and Maryland. 'Bama and ND have big time QB recruits coming in, Haskins' interest in Florida has seemed to dwindle down, and he hasn't shown interest in ttfp or VT that much. His strong ties to RU include his best friend and "brother" Mo Jabbie, Mohamed Sanu a.k.a. "Uncle Mo," and C/O 2016 leader Jon Pollock. Guys like Sanu and Jabbie are something that Maryland can't offer and I believe Haskins will return home to Rutgers and be the Scarlet Knights' golden boy for years to come.

Bob Cancro: Maryland. Do I really have to do this? Does he have to do this, the whole "reveal" thing. Ma-a-an, this sucks. I think it really does come down to Rutgers and that team down south. No, not that far south. Just down I-95, by DC. Is this the one the Kyle finally closes on? I don't think so. I want to be optomistic, and I hope I'm wrong. But despite all the Jersey hooks, he revives "The Movement" and keeps Randy's job....until they go 4-8, Edsall gets canned, and Dwayne calls Coach Flood, fresh off  another bowl win, and says, "I'm coming home."

Andy Egan: I think he goes to Florida. I would love to believe it's Rutgers but I think he goes for a "name" program with a clear path to a starting job, in a relatively weak (compared to the West) SEC East. This sounds odd to say, after watching Greg Schiano mismanage the QBs on the roster for a decade, but we are actually very well stocked at the position now.  4* super-recruit Hayden Rettig (who was just as highly touted as Guarantano or Haskins in his day) is in a struggle with former Mr. Football New York Chris Laviano for the starting job this year. Behind them are Gio Rescigno and incoming Mike Dare, who aren't slouches either.  I'm not saying Haskins is afraid of competition (or those specific competitors), but Florida actually has a gaping roster hole at QB. Florida has only two scholarship QBs (a redshirt frosh and a sophomore), after redshirt junior Skyler Mornhinweig announced this week he is transferring to Columbia.  Florida is hitting the transfer market hard too, including pursuit of former Notre Dame QB Everett Golson. Like a bride with two sisters skipping both and choosing her best friend as her maid of honor, Haskins says "thanks but no thanks" to both Rutgers and Maryland, and picks the Gators.