"Nebraska throws it a lot"

Nebraska has landed one wide receiver into the 2010 class, but is looking for maybe as many as two or three more. One player that has Nebraska's eye is Channelview (Texas) wide out Chris Hawkins. Hawkins, a speedy and long wide receiver, is already holding 17 offers. Can Nebraska impress him enough to get a visit this fall?

Chris Hawkins is a 6-foot-2 and 175-pound wide receiver from Channelview (Texas). Channelview just wrapped up their spring and Hawkins said that it went well.

"Spring just ended today," Hawkins said. "We didn't have a spring game. There isn't always a spring game. Everybody improved this spring and that is good.

"We also needed everyone to come together as a team. To get used to playing with everyone that is on the same field. We needed to gel."

Hawkins really wanted to concentrate on one area of his game this summer. "I wanted to work on my route-running. It was mostly just running crisper routes and getting out of my breaks."

Now a lot of guys at 6-foot-2 have the type of speed that Hawkins does. He also has the size to play outside and is asked to play both at Channelview.

"I would say my speed. I play outside and inside. I can do it all and play both. Going across the middle doesn't bother me. I don't know which one colleges are looking at me to play."

There are a lot of teams that have already stepped up with offers for Hawkins. So many, that he really can't remember everyone that has offered him to this point.

"I couldn't even tell you how many offers. It's something like 17. I have offers from Ole Miss, Arkansas, Nebraska, Houston, Kentucky, Colorado and a bunch of others, but I can't remember."

While Hawkins is holding close to 20 offers he hasn't eliminated anyone yet. He knows what he is looking for in a school and needs to do some more research on the schools.

"I haven't narrowed anything down yet. I haven't eliminated anyone. I am looking if they throw the ball a lot or not; also their academics. Distance and early playing time aren't factors."

Just to give an idea how scary Hawkins is with the ball, one out of ever time he touched the ball he scored. He also averaged over and insane 40 yards per catch. "I had 10 catches for 401 yards and five touchdowns. I was second team all-district."

The Huskers have been making a push at Hawkins recently. Nebraska is hitting the Houston area pretty hard the past couple of seasons and Hawkins was aware of the quarterback that Nebraska got out of Texas last year.

"I like the school. I like the way that they play. I heard that Nebraska throws it a lot. I know that Nebraska got Cody Green last year.

"My recruiting coach, Mike Ekeler, is pretty cool. He is straight up with me. He told me that Nebraska has a good graduation rate for their players. I would take an official visit there this fall."

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