4-Star WR Visiting Saturday?

One of the top receivers in the southeast may very well be on his way to Death Valley this weekend to watch the Tigers battle Miami. CUTigers.com has all the details in this recruiting update.

6-2, 192 pound wide receiver prospect Tim Hawthorne is looking forward to seeing more playing time as Homewood High gets ready for the toughest part of its 2005 schedule. "My season is going okay, I have nine receptions for about 130 yards," Hawthorne said in a recent interview with CUTigers.com.

"We are winning big against the teams we are playing right now so I'm only playing about a quarter and a half. We are getting ready to start playing the better teams so I will get more playing time."

The Alabama standout is a hot commodity on the recruiting scene, as he's already visited visited Auburn for an unofficial visit this year. "I went to the Auburn game against Georgia Tech. It was a good visit. I really liked it," he said.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is working hard to keep the Tigers on Hawthorne's mind. "He called earlier this week," said Hawthorne. "He was just touching base with me. He just wanted to know how I liked Clemson. I told him I was interested in Clemson."

The Tigers may get a chance to impress the talented receiver this weekend. "I am seriously thinking about coming up this weekend for the Miami game. I will know later this week for sure. I will come up with my parents if I can make it," he said.

When asked who his current favorites are, Hawthorne responded, "I haven't narrowed the list down yet. I'm still wide open. The calls are still manageable. They are picking up day after day. I'm trying to hear from as many teams as I can. I will probably narrow things down in October."

So are the Tigers in serious contention? According to Hawthorne, they are. "Yes, they are one of them (my top teams). I have been paying attention to them for a while. They are right in the thick of it," he said.

Playing time will be critical when the prize recruit decides where he will play next season. "I will look at where I think I can get playing time. Facilities won't play a major role," said Hawthorne. "I believe any ACC or SEC team will have nice facilities. I know a coach can't promise me that I will be a starter next year. I just want to find a coach that will tell me I can be part of the rotation.

"I will also talk a lot with the players when I take my visits. I will probably take my official visits in December and January."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding receiver from Alabama, right up through signing day.

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