(GA) Central Gwinnett running back Johnathan Hawkins got
his name in the headlines before his sophomore year but we
haven't heard much about him since then.
started to make headlines during the summer after his freshman
season but since then he's been somewhat off the map. He's had
five offers for a long time now. Those are from NC State, Penn State, Arkansas, Auburn and Florida State.
The Nittany Lions have had a coaching change since their offer and haven't had as much contact with Hawkins so their offer is somewhat up in the air.
The Wolfpack was the most recent program to offer Hawkins. They extended a scholarship back in early March.
date, Hawkins has visited a couple of the programs that have
visited Florida State two weeks ago and he was treated to a good
was a Junior Day and we just toured around. We got a good tour
again and I learned bits and parts about the school. I guess I
like them just because they've showed the most attention and
Coach Graham is in contact with me a lot. My options are pretty
the other three schools in regular contact with Hawkins he has
visited Auburn. That's ironic because Auburn is the school
Florida State defeated in the national championship just three
months ago. He also had a good time visiting the SEC school but
it's been a while since he's been there.
visited Auburn twice my sophomore year. It's good. It was a good
campus and I enjoyed myself there."
leaves NCSU and Arkansas. Hawkins is trying to get out to at
least one of those schools soon.
trying to go up to NC State for their spring practice. Coach
Nielsen talks to me about once a week or twice a week. He's been
trying to get me down there so we just scheduled a date. I've
got to check the schedule to make sure I know it.
"He said I would definitely fit into the program well. He wants me to get out there as soon as possible and develop a better relationship with them. Coach Nielsen's cool. Over the phone he seemed pretty laid back."
visited Central Gwinnett H.S. in Georgia last spring and he told
Hawkins he will be back this spring.
Hawkins said he wants to have a top three by the end of the spring after his visit to NC State.
He is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com.