Hawthorne Update

Tim Hawthorne is one of the hottest prospects in the country. The four-star recruit has not seen the field in the second half of Homewood's games due to the dominating performances of the Patriots. Hawthorne has not set any official visits, but one school is under consideration for an official visit for a big rivalry game.

"I know for a fact I will be at the Alabama-Tennessee game, and it may be my official visit to Alabama," said Tim Hawthorne. "I didn't go to any games this weekend, but I will probably go to the Alabama-Florida game next week."

"I haven't really set up any official visits. I am trying to see who is serious about me. I will probably narrow it down to a top twelve by the middle of October," Hawthorne added.

Hawthorne is considering an official visit to Tuscaloosa, and he knows his time-frame for the remaining four visits.

"I would like to have all my visits over with before January. Hopefully, if I get invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American game, I can make my decision on television," said Hawthorne.

The best receiver in the South has not had a spectacular year as far as stats go, but who needs them when your team is winning.

"There is a small chance I may see action in the third quarter this week," Hawthorne said. "I have not played in the second half of any of our games this season. We play Hueytown this week. Maybe I will see some time in the second half, but probably not."

Hawthorne has not trimmed his list of favorites, but several teams have impressed him and a few who haven't.

"Michigan has been bombing, and Oklahoma has been bombing," he said. "Miami did good this weekend, but they could do better. I was impressed with Florida this weekend. I knew they would come out beating Tennessee. I was impressed with Alabama as well. They are doing their thing. They are handling business. I liked seeing John Parker Wilson throwing a touchdown pass."

The Homewood product continues to add scholarship offers every week, and several schools may jump in the picture soon.

"I'm still getting a few offers," said Hawthorne. "The most notable offer was from Memphis. I have talked to UCLA and N.C. State recently. They both said as soon as they receive my highlight film they would offer me."

"I get about thirty calls every week. All the schools who have offered along with the schools recruiting me--call me. All the schools have called me about the same amount," Hawthorne added.

Hawthorne will not attend any college games this weekend. He will travel to Georgia on Saturday to take the ACT test.

Tim Hawthorne will appear Sunday night on NBC-13 in Birmingham as a guest on the "Bone-Up" recruiting segment on Sports Extra immediately following the Mike Shula show.


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