The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Hawthorne was a record-setter during his junior campaign at Homewood (AL) High School. As a junior he pulled 84 catches for 1,360 yards and 14 touchdowns, establishing new single season and career marks at Homewood.
On Saturday evening he arrived in Louisville and participated in Bobby Petrino's QB/WR camp on Sunday.
"It was nice, real nice," Hawthorne told Inside The Ville while making his trip back to Alabama. "It was real up-tempo and I liked that. They taught me some things that I didn't know before."
Hawthorne, who attended Junior Day's at Alabama, Auburn, Louisville and Tennessee earlier this spring, noticed some changes to the Cardinals football complex during his return trip this weekend.
"They are building an indoor facility that will be done by December," Hawthorne explained. "Then they are going to add more seats and bring it close to 70,000. It's nice enough already and I like the layout of it."
Hawthorne also enjoyed the proximity of the U of L campus to the center of the River City.
"You have the country life with the tree's and then you have city life downtown not very far away," he said.
With future camps planned throughout June, Hawthorne is taking notes on what a number of school's persuing him have to offer.
"It's neck and neck right now," he contined. "I'm wide open right now and haven't narrowed it down at all yet. I'm just taking the time to see what's out there for me."
Miami, USC and Florida State are also expressing high interest in Hawthorne, who will camp at Alabama and Auburn during the coming weeks.