Hawkins has plans to visit Notre Dame
Last week Notre Dame extended an offer to junior wide receiver Brad Hawkins of Camden (N.J.) High. "I was pretty surprised to get this offer," Hawkins said. "Notre Dame is a great school, and I know that no matter what happens with football I would be set in the future with a good job that pays a lot because the education there is so good." The 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide out also finds Notre Dame's play on the field appealing. "I watched their game vs. Florida State, the one that they should have won," Hawkins said. "They get the ball out there and really pass it around, and that's what I like." So far this season Hawkins has visited a number of schools, including South Carolina, Rutgers, Temple, and Ohio State. "I like seeing schools that are like a family," Hawkins said. "I want the coaches and the players to get along well and for the coaches to care about your life and not just what you do for football." Hawkins has plans to visit Notre Dame this year. "I think it's coming up around the end of November, but I'm not sure of the exact date," Hawkins said. "I'll have to ask my coach." Maryland and Virginia Tech are in line for visits as well. "As of right now, I don't think I will decide until my senior year," Hawkins said. "But, whenever I feel really comfortable at a school, I will commit." On the season, Hawkins has 34 receptions for 690 yards and 14 touchdowns (10 receiving, three rushing, one punt return for score). "I think I'm a playmaker," Hawkins said. "I go up and get the ball, and that's what Notre Dame likes about me." Hawkins is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 35 wide receiver in the class of 2016.
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