Hawkins Holding Two

Donald Hawkins, the 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive tackle from Northwest Mississippi Community College, has a pair of offers. Read further to learn which SEC program and which Big 12 program have offered. Who might be next?

"Three schools are recruiting me the hardest," said Donald Hawkins. "Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, and Oklahoma State. Coach (Rob) Likens is recruiting me for Tech. He's coming to watch me in the spring, in April. They're supposed to offer three of us at that time.

"Mississippi State and Oklahoma State have offered. I committed to Mississippi State in high school, and I have a close relationship with their coaches."

Hawkins' most recent offer came from Oklahoma State.

"They offered me last week," he said of the Cowboys. "I'm supposed to go up there in May. I like Mississippi State and Oklahoma State a lot. They're both talking about me coming in and starting right away. Coaches say the sky is the limit with my potential.

"I'm an excellent pass blocker. I'm pretty good against the run, but the way I square up on pass blocking - I gave up zero sacks in 10 games last season. I also have a nasty punch."

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