Talented Receiver Has Plenty Of Options

Junior wide receiver Hakeem Flowers is off to a fast start in his recruitment. Although only a junior, the Wade Hampton South Carolina receiver already has twenty written offers. Flowers talks about those offers and talks about what factors will go into his decision making process.

Hakeem Flowers - Profile

What are you measurables?

"I am 6' 3" and weigh around 180 pounds. I have run a 4.4 forty."

How is your high school season coming along?

"Right now, we are doing fairly well. We stand at 3-3 through 6 games."

Do you feel you and your teammates can make the playoffs at the end of the season?

"Yes, we feel that we have the talent to get into the playoffs, and we are working are to make sure we get there."

How do you feel you are doing this year at wide receiver?

"I feel that my play has been good so far. You always feel you can do better as a player."

What do you feel is your best attribute as a receiver?

"I really run the go route well."

What do you want to work on before you get to college?

"I want to improve on my overall route running as a wide receiver."

As a wide receiver, do you have particular style of offense you prefer, do you feel you can play in a pro style offense or a spread option offense like Georgia Tech runs?

"I feel that I can come in play and produce in any style offense out there. It really doesn't matter to me what the offense is if I really like the school and the coaches there."

On the recruiting front, how is it going for you?

"Right now I have twenty four verbal offers and twenty written ones. Plus I feel there are a few more teams that will offer as well."

What are some teams that you feel will be offering you soon?

"Georgia Tech, Clemson and South Carolina are three off the top of my head that will offer."

What are some schools that are recruiting the hardest right now?

"I feel that these schools are recruiting me very hard right now. Miami, LSU, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, Texas, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia, South Carolina and Clemson."

Have you made any visits to games this year?

"Yes sir, I have made one visit this year. I went to the Georgia TechNorth Carolina game a couple of weeks ago."

How did you like the visit while you were there?

"I really enjoyed it. I got a chance to see some of the facilities and they were very nice. I didn't get a chance to see them all or talk much to the coaches, but the visit was a very good one nonetheless."

Do you have plans to make more visits this year?

"Yes sir, I do. But at this time, we haven't set up anything and I'm not real sure which games I will go to."

How about factors in making a decision, anything that will be a factor that will make or break a decision?

"Location isn't one of them. I really don't care where the school is as long as I like it and it is a good fit for me. Also, campus setting isn't that big of a deal either. I don't care if it is in a big city like Atlanta or a small town. What does matter is the quality of an education I will get and how well I get along with the coaches. Those are two big ones for me."

Do you have a top five or a leader at this point?

"No sir, I do not. I am very wide open at this time."

How about a time frame for making your decision? Many are making early decisions. Is that something you would do?

"That isn't a big thing for me. So far, I am taking it as it goes. I think I'll know when the right school is there for me and the right time to make the decision."


Dale's Take:

Hakeem was a quiet interview, but as we talked he warmed up and was more at ease. Obviously he is very talented by the amount of offers both verbal and written and by the schools themselves who are recruiting him.


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