ASU high on Hawkins’ List

Four-star prospect Jaylinn Hawkins was already scheduled to visit Arizona State in January, but he is just as happy to have his Tempe trip rescheduled for this weekend. We caught up with the Buena Park (Calif.) athlete to discuss his recruiting process.

Arizona State is high up on my list and I like them a lot,” Hawkins said. “I haven’t been there for a visit but I’m going this week with my parents. It will be good to see what it’s like there and what they are all about. I know a lot of people that went to the school and also players that are commits there, like Brady White, so I know it’s a program that is doing really good. They told me it’s a good school where I can get a good education.

“They had good back to back seasons, they’re going to bowl games, they’ve been in the Top 25 for a while…they’re doing their thing.

As a senior, the 6-1 180-pound Jaylinn Hawkins led the Coyotes with 80 receptions for 1,476 yards and 16 touchdowns and helped Buena park High School earn an 11-2 mark. Hawkins, who also had 60 tackles and two interceptions on defense, played in just 11 of his team’s 13 games due to injury.

“Arizona State is recruiting me as an athlete,” Hawkins remarked. “I like how they run their spread offense and their aggressive, press-man coverage defense. They like me both at corner/safety and receiver so whatever fits me the best that is where I’m going to play at.

“The coaches said that on defense I have good ball skills, good hips and footwork and I can cover. On offense they like my speed and route running.”

The Coyotes’ standout already visited Utah and Washington and in January he plans to take trips to Oregon and Cal. The only certainty about his recruitment is that he will play his college football in the Pac-12, but otherwise his recruiting process is far from over.

“I don’t have a favorite,” Hawkins claimed, “and I will take all of my five of my visits before making a decision. I’m just going to look at everything on my visits, talk to my parents and coaches and see what the best fit is for me.”


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