When the 2018 Heisman finalists were young(er)


It wasn’t so long ago that the three 2018 Heisman finalists were tearing it up in high school. 

Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa made it to New York this week by very different routes, but they were all highly-sought-after players. Here’s a look at their high school careers.

Dwayne Haskins

Haskins was a coveted prospect from The Bullis School in Potomac, Md. (Fla.).  The first-team consensus all-Maryland quarterback completed 170 of 286 passes as a 2016 senior for 2,217 yards and 20 touchdowns.  Considered more of a pocket-style passer, he was a consensus 4-star recruit and who picked Ohio State over Florida, LSU, Alabama and Clemson.

Here is a collection of his senior year highlights at The Bullis School:

Here’s a breakdown of how the internet recruiting services regarded Haskins in high school:

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Kyler Murray

Murray was arguably the most highly-regarded of the three finalists coming out of Allen (Texas) High.  He ranked as one of most accomplished Texas high school players ever after leading Allen to three straight state titles and never losing a game as a starting quarterback (43-0). He rolled up 14,500 rushing and passing yards and totaled 186 touchdowns in his three seasons and was named Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year in 2014 as well as National Player of the Year by Parade, Gatorade, MaxPreps and USA Today. He completed 278 of 433 passes (64.2 percent) for 4,713 yards and 54 touchdowns against just eight interceptions and averaged nearly 10 yards per carry on way to 1,485 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior

Here’s Murray at Allen High:

Here’s a breakdown of how the recruiting services regarded Murray in high school:

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Tua Tagovailoa

Tagovailoa prepped at St. Louis High in Honolulu, the same school that produced 2014 Heisman winner Marcus Mariota. He finished his career with 8,158 passing yards, the most in Hawai’i high school football history, while adding 84 passing touchdowns. He threw for 3,932 yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior in 2016 and helped St. Louis and head coach Cal Lee capture the 2016 HHSAA District 1 State Championship. 

Here are highlights of Tagovailoa at Saint Louis:

Here’s a breakdown of how the recuiting services regarded Tagovailoa in high school:

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