Another Hawk Lands at Colorado

Head coach Dan Hawkins will have a familiar face at practice over the next four or five years, as his son, Cody Hawkins, rated as one of the best quarterback prospects in the west, signed a letter of intent to play for Colorado.

Cody Hawkins was originally verbally committed to play at Boise State. When his father, Dan, took the job at Colorado in December, Cody had to rethink his commitment.

In recent weeks, Cody was still telling reporters he was undecided between the Broncos and the Buffs. He had a strong relationship with Chris Peterson, the head coach at Boise State, and former offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach under Dan Hawkins.

But it looks like blood is thicker than the water that runs through the Idaho mountain streams, as Cody Hawkins became the only quarterback his father will ink in his initial class at Colorado.

Hawkins is listed at 5-11, 185 pounds. Those who've followed his prep career say that what he's lacked in physical stature, he's made up for in leadership and smarts. He was among the participants in the prestigious EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp last summer and rated as the No. 4 signal-caller in the group.

Hawkins was a two-time first-team all-state player by the Idaho Statesman, and was tabbed Player of the Year as a senior in 2005. He threw for over 5,200 yards s a two-year starter at Bishop Kelly High in Boise. He has not lost a game as a starter since he was in 7th grade.

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