Hawthorne high on U of L despite recent commits

Tim Hawthorne, a star receiver from Alabmama, says he remains high on the University of Louisville despite the Cardinals two most recent verbal commitments from three-star Ohio WR Troy Paschley and Notre Dame transfer Chris Vaughn.

Tim Hawthorne, from Homewood High School, is one of the top wide receivers in the country. He has returned from an unofficial visit with the Florida Gators. As his senior season approaches, Hawthorne is finished with visits and is looking forward to college games in the fall.

"I am done with everything for the summer," said Tim Hawthorne. "We start two-adays next week. It would be hard for me to go anywhere else. I won't go anywhere until I start attending games. I don't know where all I will go, but I have started thinking of a few games I would like to attend. I want to go to Florida-Florida State, Tennessee-Florida, and I would like to attend one Louisville game."

Louisville has received two verbal commitments from receivers during the last week. Three star Troy Pascley, Alliance (Oh), and Chris Vaughn a transfer from Notre Dame. Vaughn was ranked the #1 prospect in New England by SuperPrep during his senior year of high school. Vaughn will have to sit out a year, but Hawthorne doesn't think the recent commitments will have any effect on his decision.

"I didn't know about Louisville receiving any commitments. I will have to check into it, and talk to the coaches. Louisville is still very high on my list," Hawthorne said.

Gainesville was packed with several top prospects from around the Southeast for Florida's Friday Night Lights. Hawthorne was a spectator.

"I didn't even know anything about the camp until last week when I was invited to come. I didn't do the camp, but I was down there for an unofficial visit. It went pretty good. It was my first time to go to the Swamp," said Hawthorne.

"I thought Coach [Urban] Meyer and all the other coaches were very nice. They gave me all the facts. It was really great down there. It's a college town. Everything is centered around the university. It's real nice. I met Chad [Jackson], Louis Murphy, and Marcus Manson," Hawthorne added.

When asked the number of offers, he said, "I am up to 21 offers now. My newest offers are from UAB, Troy, Tennesseee-Chattanooga, North Alabama, and Alabama-Hunstville. They are all local offers, but it was nice to receive them."

Hawthorne, the seventh ranked receiver in the country, wanted to have a select group of schools before his senior season started, but too many schools are pushing for his signature.

"It's getting tough," he said. "I should have a top twelve by the start of school like Andre Smith. I have so many options I have to wait to see if anyone else offers me. There aren't really any schools recruiting me harder than the other ones. Everyone is recruiting me the same."

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest with Tim Hawthorne's recruitment.

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