Things didn't work out for Josh Haden at Boston College or Jordan Haden at Florida but after a weekend visit to Toledo together the former four-star prospects hope for a fresh start with the Rockets.
Josh Haden confirmed Sunday via text message that he and his brother are heading to Toledo, two huge pickups as the Rockets prepare for the Little Caesars Bowl against Florida International on Dec. 26.
"Me and Jordan committed (Saturday)," Josh Haden said.
Rivals.com rated Josh Haden as the third-best all-purpose back in the 2008 class. He was No. 107 nationally and second in the Maryland state rankings behind Ohio State athlete Lamaar Thomas.
Haden rushed for 492 yards and one touchdown in 13 games in his freshman season at Boston College. He had 242 yards and one score in six games during his sophomore year but saw his role diminished and decided to leave the Eagles.
Jordan Haden left Florida in August and was granted an unconditional release by the Gators which meant he could transfer to any school.
Both Jordan and Josh Haden along with their older brother, Joe, played at Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly. Joe Haden was a standout at Florida and now plays with the Cleveland Browns.
Rivals.com rated Jordan Haden No. 12 at safety, No. 160 in the 2010 class and fourth in the Maryland state rankings. Joe Haden was ranked as the third-best athlete in the 2007 recruiting class.
"We are both really excited to get back into the groove of things," Josh Haden said in a text message on Sunday.
"Jordan and I knew that we would go together to our next football home wherever it was going to be and the University of Toledo planned out to fit us both great."