Hawkins Mann 'Thrilled' To Be A Bronco

Borah HS DE Hawkins Mann (Boise, ID) became the seventh verbal commitment for Boise State's 2014 recruiting class just a few days ago when he received an offer at camp & committed to Head Coach Chris Petersen. Versatile, he can play either DE or LB & says he thrilled to be a Bronco. Hawkins spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State & his future as a Bronco.

Borah HS DE Hawkins Mann (Boise, ID) became the seventh verbal commitment for Boise State's 2014 recruiting class just a few days ago when he received an offer at camp and committed to Head Coach Chris Petersen. The talented DE brings versatility to the Broncos in that he can play either DE or LB and says he's thrilled to be a Bronco.

"I'm thrilled," he said. "I told Coach Petersen right there that I'm committing," he added.

"They've been recruiting me since my junior year," he stated. "I thought they might offer, but I knew I needed to have a good performance at camp. I prepared well for it, but think I can still do better. I think there's always some things you can work on."

"It's an extreme honor to compete in a camp like this," said Mann. "Boise State has one of the top programs in the Northwest and the coaching staff does an excellent job with all of the kids at the camp."

The future Bronco went on to say that he likes how Boise State "demands excellence" from its players.

"They demand excellent from their players," he said. "You're always going to get the best out of your players when you demand excellence. They recruit the OKG and do an amazing job of getting guys that will fit the system. It's an honor to be a part of that."

"They do everything well on defense," said Mann. "They get to the ball, rally together, and are the definition of unit. They play disciplined and have a commitment to excellence."

Mann will likely be a hybrid-DE/LB at Boise State.

"They're looking at me as a hybrid-DE/LB," he said. "It's a great position to play since you get the best of two positions. You get to rush the passer and drop back into coverage."

"I'm 100% committed."

So, what does Hawkins Mann (6'4, 215, 4.6) bring to the gridiron?

"I play with a motor," he said. "I'm the type of player that tries to be a great leader and do what I can to help the team win," he added.

He chose Boise State over offers from Army and Montana. He was also receiving interest from Stanford.

As a junior, he racked up 50 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Hawkins Mann.




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