A last-miute conflict kept East St. Louis (Ill.) High School star wideout Terry Hawthorne from making the University of Arkansas' Junior Day ion April 26, but he has a July visit to Fayetteville planned.
Hawthorne (6-1, 185, 4.5), a four-star talent per Scout.com who joins teammate Kraig Appleton to give the Flyers two highly recruited receiving prospects, expects to be on the UA campus for the Seniors Only Camp on July 19.
"I am looking forward to getting down there and checking things out," Hawthorne said. "I am looking for a school that is going to throw the ball a lot, where I can catch the ball a lot and make plays and I know that is what their coaches are talking about."
Hawthorn, who had 62 catches for 1,142 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, has a nice list of offers.
"There's Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Arizona and Minnesota that have offered so far," Hawthorne said. "I consider myself wide open."
Hawthorne and Appleton, who is also expected to be in Fayetteville for the Seniors Only Camp, both went to Illinois for its Junior Day.
"I loved it," Hawthorne said. "It was just like I was at home. But it's the only place I have been to and I want to try and see a lot of places this summer."
Appleton, who also has an offer from Arkansas and caught 42 passes for 900 yards and 7 TDs last season, has a top five of LSU, Ohio State, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.
"It's a lot of fun to be on the same team with him," Hawthorne said. "It's tough to cover us with one on each side."
Hawthorne, who plays basketball and is also a track star with a 49.9 in the open quarter, is blessed with lots of speed.
"I think my speed is my biggest strength and my ability to get off the line," Hawthorne said. "You can always work on catching the ball."
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