Landstown RB Luqman Haskett (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
Can Landstown RB Luqman Haskett guide the Eagles to pole position in the Beach District?
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
There weren’t many prospects representing the Beach District at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park this past Saturday and understandably so. The recruit757/Sparta Science Elite Showcase only had 100 invitations to hand out and they were divided up as equally as possible to prospects throughout the state of Virginia. Princess Anne had a few prospects in attendance and Landstown only had one prospect to show face. The lone Landstown product in attendance was none other than starting running back Luqman Haskett (2020 RB 5-10 155).
Two years ago it was the combination of Brent Stukes, Victor Jones and Luqman Haskett that powered the Eagles offense throughout post-season play and into a Region 6A Final against the likes of Oscar Smith. Despite Stukes and Jones moving on at the conclusion of the Eagles 38-0 defeat, Haskett was preparing to take over for running duties in a backfield that would allow him to hold the majority of the carries.
Last season, Haskett helped lead the Eagles to a 7-5 record which was a slight drop off from their undefeated regular season campaign of 2017. At the same time, four of their five losses were all by a margin of six points or less with the exception being Oscar Smith yet again.
Haskett was a remarkable component for Landstown last season picking up All-Beach District first team honors and All-757 second team honors at running back. Not only did Haskett flourish at the running back position, he also proved to be equally dominant out wide and in the secondary on the defensive side of the ball.
It was around this time last year and into the summer that the Landstown product was able to pick up his first two collegiate offers from UMass and North Carolina State. Since then he’s taken trips out to Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Duke and Old Dominion just a few weekends ago. With the exception of track and completing his SAT’s, it’s been a fairly quiet off-season thus far for Haskett which is why Redskins Park was right on time.
– Brandon Mitchell
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