Georgetown HS, (Georgetown, TX) Linebacker Brandon Hawkins received an offer from Boise State back at the end of March, but waited until Sunday to pull the trigger.
The 6'3 210lb tackling machine now becomes the second commitment for Boise State's 2018 class, joining near carbon copy Phillip Mills, another 6'3 210lb OLB prospect. The two give Boise State a lot of flexibility in recruiting on the defensive side of the ball as they would seem able to switch from OLB to the STUD position almost at will on any given play.
Last year, as a Junior, Hawkins played in all 11 games for the Eagles, with well over 100 total tackles, 3 sacks, and a number of passed defended/deflected and QB hurries. (7/2 respectively). He also caused 2 fumbles on the year.
Hawkins boasted nearly 20 Division 1 (FBS) offers, and had nearly that many suitors in various stages of pulling the offer trigger. Given his combination of size, (6'3 210lbs with a frame to easily handle another 30-40lbs, and speed, (he tested at a 4.8 electronically-timed 40 yard dash), he will present matchup problems from Offensive Tackles plus the ability to cover Tight Ends.
Moving forward, Boise State is hosting a number of skill position players this month, including multiple Quarterbacks on campus, so look for the "Go Broncos" trend to continue.
We'll have more from the newest Bronco, including hopefully quotes from the man himself, shortly. Until then, here's his Junior year highlight video