Top Alabama Receiver Gets Georgia Offer

This weekend, <b>Tim Hawthorne</b> traveled to Athens seeking another SEC offer. The Homewood standout made a strong case last year as the top receiver in the state of Alabama, and he is piling up the offers in the spring. Georgia is the latest school to offer the talented play maker.

Before going to Athens, Tim Hawthorne had not been considering the Bulldogs, but Coach Mark Richt has changed the Homewood receiver's thinking.

"I really wasn't looking at Georgia. I went over there this weekend, and I had a chance to watch them scrimmage. I didn't really see any receivers making any plays. I met Coach Richt by the goal post, and he asked me if Coach Eason had offered me a scholarship yet. I told him no, and Coach Richt then shook my hand, and told me the University of Georgia had a scholarship for me," said Hawthorne.

After hearing the good news of another SEC offer, the Homewood receiver is giving a hard look at the Bulldogs.

"I think Georgia is a great school. I talked to the recruiting coach. He was telling me how they were going after some really good guys this year. Everything sounds really good, but I am still going to see how everything plays out."

Hawthorne spent some quality time with wide receiver coach, John Eason, during his visit to Athens.

"I talked to Coach Eason for long time. He told me about Fred Gibson and Reggie Brown leaving, and how they needed big play receivers like them. The ones who were out there competing were seniors or would be close to leaving by the time I got there. Coach Eason
gave me a lot of background information about the school. He told me about a few quarterbacks they signed last year. I was very impressed," said Hawthorne.

Another coach who impressed the Homewood star was Alabama native, Coach Rodney Garner.

"I met my recruiting coach, Coach Garner. He is a great guy. He went to Leeds High School and played football at Auburn. He is very familiar with where I am from, and he said it was nice to have an Alabama boy over there. We both got along really well."

This weekend, Hawthorne will take the ACT, and will travel to Louisville April 16. He plans to attend the combine in Auburn April 30.

Wide Receiver Tim Hawthorne

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