WR Ready For More Visits

Stockton (Calif.) Edison standout wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins finished with over 2,000 yards of total offense this season and began preparing for the postseason all-star games. "I was getting ready to take those Florida DB's to school," Hawkins said.

"It didn't happen, though. I only got the ball twice. I have no idea why. I made something happen when I did, though. I scored on slant that went for about 18 yards. But I didn't get a chance to see how good any of them really were."

Hawkins, 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds, said he had a chance to hang out with several Florida players during the week and talked about Trevor Ford.

"He was real tight," he said. "He was at the camp over the summer. But it's really hard for me to tell you who was any good and who wasn't because I didn't get the ball enough."

The talented receiver returned home on Saturday and was tuned into the TV on Sunday, watching two of his favorite teams compete for the national championship.

"LSU and Oklahoma, those are two of the schools I'm looking at so I wanna look at that," he said. "It aint just those two though. I wanna take all my visits before I'm ready to say who's in the lead or anything like that."

Hawkins has three official visits currently lined up and knows where two others might go.

"I know I got Oklahoma on the 16th, Miami on the 23rd, and LSU on the 30th," he said. "I'm also looking at Cal and Washington but I ain't set those up yet. Cal looked real good and they throw it a lot. Miami, LSU, and Oklahoma, just look at how much they win."

Hawkins talked more about the Hurricanes and where he might fit into their plans.

"I'm going down there in a couple weeks so I'll see what's going on," he said. "I know they've been trying to get some big guys in there but they know what I'm all about. To me, I feel like I'm the best. I went down there and proved it once. I wanna be able to compete with the best when I get to college because when I see that around me, it just makes me wanna be that much better myself. That's something they have (at Miami)."

Hawkins said he'll likely have a final decision in late January.

"I'll see what happens on my trips and then figure out what I'm gonna do for sure," he said. "They're all tight but I can't go everywhere so I gotta pick the best one for me."

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