WR Remains High on UM

At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, Stockton (Calif.) Edison standout Lavelle Hawkins has helped his team to a 4-0 start this season.

"We're rollin right along and that's the most important thing to me right now," Hawkins said. "I just try to help my team in whatever ways I can."

Due to some youth and injuries on his team, Hawkins has been playing several different positions this season -- quarterback, tailback, and wide receiver on offense. He's also been playing cornerback on defense and returns kicks and punts.

"I've got 12 touchdowns so far total," he said. "I just want the ball so I can make things happen. The coaches know if they wanna win, they'll get me the ball. On defense, nobody really throws to my side. I wish they would because I'd make them pay for it."

Hawkins, who takes the SAT for the first time this Saturday, has not scheduled any official visits but knows of three programs that will get visits.

"I'm gonna visit Miami, LSU, and Tennessee," he said. "I'm also looking at Washington and Oregon State. I don't have any dates scheduled yet but they'll be after the season."

Hawkins said he's very excited to return for a visit to Miami after spending a couple days here over the summer for camp.

"I cant wait," he said. "I'm trying to go sometime in December so I can watch them practice. I wanna see how fast it really is out there. I wanna see how I stack up. I'll compete against anyone but I want to see how fast they really are."

Hawkins said he talks to UM wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson on a regular basis.

"We talk all the time," he said. "He just calls to see what's up, you know."

Although he doesn't have a written offer from the Hurricanes yet, Hawkins believes the opportunity will be there.

"I'm pretty sure that if I wanna go to Miami then I'll have a spot," he said. "Tennessee and LSU have spots for me too."

Being from California, many believe he'll stay on the west coast for college. However, he remains totally wide open right now.

"I don't know where I'll go," he said. "I like all of them the same right now -- Miami, LSU, Tennessee, Washington, and Oregon State. I still have to take my visits and then I'll find out a lot more."

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