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Scarlet Sunrise: Dwayne Haskins on pace to smash Ohio State single-season records

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Dwayne Haskins is on pace to rewrite Ohio State's record book. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Dwayne Haskins on pace to smash Ohio State single-season records

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Dwayne Train record watch

To state the obvious, Dwayne Haskins is in the midst of an unthinkably good season. How good? He projects to break every major single-season passing record at Ohio State… and in most cases, it isn’t close. And though the Buckeyes are just halfway through the regular season and there’s plenty of time left, it’s also worth noting that Haskins has already faced two of his toughest opponents of the season.

Cleveland.com data specialist Rich Exner put together a post detailing what Haskins is on pace for and what he has left to break various school records. Check it out here.

Haskins talking with Tua

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the odds-on Heisman Trophy favorite, with Haskins not far behind on most lists. It turns out if the two meet in New York this December they’ll already have a pretty good rapport.

“We talk every week,” Haskins said after practice on Tuesday. “We did Elite 11 and all that stuff in high school, so we sent each other scriptures before the game on Saturday just to send out blessings to each other. He did a great job last week.

“He’s an accurate guy, brings a lot to his offense, really upbeat, well-spirited guy and I admire his game. [Last week] I was like, ‘How do you go 10-for-13 for 300 yards?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t know.’ That’s pretty cool, I wish I could do that in one of these games this year.”

WR recruiting numbers

Ohio State already has two wide receivers committed in the class of 2019: 5-star Garrett Wilson and 4-star Jameson Williams. The Tuesday recruiting question of the day explored how many more receivers the Buckeyes will add to that class, and recruiting czar Birm had the answer:

Ohio State is all in on Wandale Robinson, and they’ll know his decision on Nov. 1. If the Buckeyes land Robinson, I believe that will be the end of receiver recruiting in this cycle even though they are likely to lose four of their top six players at the position after the season. The total numbers needed to frivolously add another player at the position are just not there.

That means quality players like David Bell, Elijah Higgins, Marcus Washington, TreVon Morgan and others are likely on the outside looking in if they’re all hellbent on being wide receivers at the next level.

Nick Bosa injury analysis

Nick Bosa is currently sidelined with with a core muscle injury that will have him out until November at the earliest. However, Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward spoke with a pair of athletes — former Buckeyes receiver Anthony Gonzalez and former Anaheim Ducks forward Jared Boll — who sustained similar injuries, and both said Bosa should be fine once he’s fully recovered.

“As soon as I got cleared, I didn’t feel like I was protecting it or anything,” Boll said. “I don’t remember how long it took me, four and a half, five weeks maybe. Some injuries you come back from, you kind of protect yourself. But this one, it was like I didn’t even remember having it. I was just boom, done. It shouldn’t be something where [Bosa] is hurt all year because of it, you know what I mean?”

Counting down

  • Ohio State vs. Minnesota: 3 days
  • The Game: 44 days

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Ryan Ginn

Ryan Ginn has covered Ohio State football and recruiting since 2013, having done so previously for Buckeye Sports Bulletin and Landof10.com. He is currently a student at Tulane Law School and resides in New Orleans, La.

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