When Dwayne Haskins was 10 years old, he walked the hallways of Ohio State's athletic facilities and proclaimed it was his dream to play quarterback for the Buckeyes. Haskins, a redshirt sophomore, is now the starting quarterback at Ohio State, 2-0 as a starter, and after two outstanding performances is the first Ohio State quarterback to throw for at least four touchdowns in his first two games of the season.
"Dream come true, man," Haskins said about his start to the season. "We're not done yet, we got more games to come. Just getting the train rolling and I'm really excited for next week."
He's right, it's only two games into the season and his opponents so far have been Oregon State and Rutgers, but Haskins has put up eye-popping numbers. He threw for 233 yards and four touchdowns in roughly two and a half quarters against the Scarlet Knights after throwing for 313 yards and five touchdowns in the first game of the season.
Even his teammates have taken notice of how Haskins is able to distribute the ball and lead this team.
"Mom's home cooking just falling in your lap, that's what it is," receiver Johnnie Dixon said, describing Haskins' ability to throw the ball.
Dixon went on to say that Haskins is just being himself, taking his job seriously and doing his job, which has given the rest of the team reason to follow his lead. A lead that has gotten the Buckeyes off to a 2-0 start to the season with a lot of confidence heading into a road game against a ranked TCU team in Week 3.
Haskins' performance this past weekend has a lot of people buzzing -- he even landed just outside the top five of our Heisman Watch this week -- and was one of many top performances by sophomores and redshirt sophomores throughout the country. Here is a look at those second-year players you can expect to hear a lot from in the future.