And it shocked him when it came.
"It was an amazing feeling," said Hawkins. "I wasn't expecting it. Where I come from, in the High Desert, no one really comes out here, so it was a surprise."
The 6-1, 180-pound Hawkins can play on either side of the ball but said the offer came for defense.
"I was offered as a safety," said Hawkins. "Coach Will Harris offered me."
Now Hawkins is hoping more schools get involved, namely from the Pac-12.
Hawkins will be at The Opening Los Angeles regional this weekend.