Georgia in Top 7 for South Hot 100 Receiver

Tim Hawthorne is one of the nation's most sought after wide receiver prospects. He is a member of the South Hot 100, and he will be a member of the soon to be released National Hot 100 (June 27). He had a monster junior season, catching 84 passes for 1,360 yards and scoring 14 touchdowns. Hawthorne, 6-2 and 192 pounds, is from Homewood, Alabama.

This summer Tim Hawthorne has camped at Alabama and Louisville. Next month he will camp at Auburn.

"The camps were good and I learned some things," said Hawthorne. "At Louisville I learned some routes and at Alabama I had some good one on ones."

At this time Hawthorne claims he is sitting on 15 scholarship offers and right now the senior to be says he is wide open between Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, LSU and Tennessee.

"Alabama is so rich in tradition. I have a real strong relationship with the coaches. I talk with them once a week. Not that distance is a factor but they are the closest school to me.

"With Auburn I like their academics and the wide receiver situation. They are losing some receivers and I know I could play there early.

"It looks like it will be a wide receiver's dream to play at Florida in that offense. That's another school where I think I can get early playing time. Urban Meyer should do some great things there and I am very anxious to see what they do this season.

"Georgia needs wide receivers too. That is a place where I think I can make an impact and get some playing time early. Plus, they have some great young quarterbacks and they are bring in one (Matthew Stafford) as well.

"I went up to Louisville this spring and I saw them put up 60 (points) in their spring game. That offense led the nation is points and yardage. They are amazing and they really know how to distribute the football.

"With LSU it's all about Jimbo (Fisher). He tells me everything about LSU and football and shoots it straight. They have some great young quarterbacks with (Jamarcus) Russell and (Ryan) Perrilloux. That is a great situation and they give plenty of opportunities to freshman.

"Tennessee has great facilities and they have been one of the elite teams over the past 10 years. They are pre-season No. 2 and they play freshmen too.

"Miami… it's the "U". That speaks for itself and they put so many guys in the NFL."

This summer the South Hot 100 receiver Hawthorne also plans to make some unofficial visits. He plans on stopping and seeing Florida, LSU, Purdue, USC and Miami.

"I want to see what the campus life is like at those schools. I also want to see what the relationships are like between the coaches and players. I will ask the players and get feedback from them. I have to like and feel comfortable with the school I choose."

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