"There's a real good chance that I'll take one there," said Hawthorne, who has made three unofficial visits with the Cardinals program. "They might get one. There are still seven schools that I'm thinking of visiting."
Hawthorne, who recently helped lead his Homewood (Ala.) High School squad to it's second consecutive 5A state title, hopes to reduce his list of school's down to six following this weekend and while he's not yet ready to indicate which school's will still be in the hunt, he did say that U of L is in good shape at this point of the process.
"They'll be there," he said. "They are in the thick of things."
Having more than three dozen scholarship offers, reducing his list to just a few has proved to be a difficult process for the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Hawthorne.
"I lost count of how many scholarship offers I received," he explained. "It was over thirty. It's hard to get it down to just a few schools, but some school's don't have an offense that fits me, so that helps me figure it out."
"Louisville was in the house on Monday," he continued. "Coach Petrino and Coach Whitt came by. We talked a lot about the offense and how the program has a lot of upside."
Hawthorne, who pulled in 72 catches for 992 yards as a senior, will officially visit Auburn this weekend.