"I had a good time at junior day," said Hawkins. "I have been to several things there and I am real comfortable there.
"I was at the Big Dawg camp last year and I went to three games, so I have been down there a lot.
"This visit was the best one so far, because it was so much more personal."
Hawkins reports that the Bulldogs see him as a pass catcher rather than a quarterback on the college level.
"I went with the tight ends," said Hawkins. "I worked out with Coach Scott Sallach at Big Dawg camp and I was in his meeting.
"We have a great relationship and we stay in touch a good bit.
"If I had the chance to play at Mississippi State or another SEC school, I would be happy to play any position.
"Getting to play in the SEC is a dream come true."
So far, Hawkins has only attended Mississippi State's junior day, but he plans to take in a few other trips during the spring semester.
"Right now, I am planning to go to a junior day at Princeton."
The trip to New Jersey will not be the only time Hawkins makes a big move this year.
"I am going to be changing schools soon," said Hawkins. "I am going to be making the move to Florence like next week.
"I am excited about getting down there and getting started."