We spoke briefly with Hawes at the Best of Summer tournament and asked him about schools that have expressed interest in recruiting him.
"I've heard from a lot of schools," Hawes said. "Washington, Texas, Kansas and North Carolina State have all offered. Arizona was rumored to have offered -- that's what I heard from some Internet guy. But I'm wide open right now."
We asked Hawes if he has a criteria yet for choosing a school.
"Academics will play a big part," said Hawes. "Location isn't a big deal, but if I were to go east, it would have to be far and away the best fit. And I'll look at what my teammates do --Martell Webster, Jon Brockman and Mitch Johnson."
Hawes suffered a stress fracture and missed the Best of Summer tournament. He said he'll be able to play again in about three weeks.
A good student, Hawes told us his GPA is 3.8.
CAT TRACKS' ANALYSIS: We've heard that the Wildcat coaches are in love with Hawes and will make him a priority in the 2006 class. He is very athletic and is only getting better.