Arriving at his draft-night-time birthday celebration, Dwayne Haskins Jr. Steps out of a gray van with a big emblem affixed to its face: a black circle with two white H’s that connect in the middle. The Ohio State quarterback goes beyond fanatics and media down a crimson carpet, revealed with the same emblem, and walks beneath a banner showing the 2 H’s. The symbol is anywhere and—to the uninitiated—may be more than a piece perplexing: There is, in the end, the best one, Dwayne Haskins, about to be drafted. So why two H’s?
As Haskins Jr. Wades through 300 of his closest pals and paying clients within the Bowlmor Lanes in Gaithersburg, Md.—$forty covered bowling, food, and drink—the character responsible for that 2d h stay connected to his hip. It is his dad. Dwayne Haskins Sr. Has meticulously planned the draft-night time occasion not simply to launch his son’s profession but additionally to release their new family enterprise: Haskins & Haskins Group,
LLC, an enjoyment, branding, and occasion enterprise, registered quickly after Junior declared for the NFL draft in January. He has the 2-H brand tattooed at the inner of his wrist, as does Dwayne Jr.’s mom, Tamara, and 18-12 months-vintage sister, Tamia, an aspiring actor. (The QB plans on getting it later.) The 2d h technically refers to Tamia, in keeping with Dwayne Sr.; however, there’s little doubt who the driving pressure behind the business enterprise is.