Could Flowers Blossom In Eugene?

A very well-rounded player who is much tougher than his 6'2'' 180 pound frame would indicate, Greenville (SC) Wade Hampton three-star wide receiver Hakeem Flowers is a highly sought after prospect for the 2011 recruiting class. With a truckload of offers from just about every major school, Flowers tells eDuck that he has particularly high interest in the University of Oregon.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?


What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"I mainly stay in contact with Coach (Scott) Frost who's the wide receivers coach. He's the one who I stay in contact with and we talk like every two weeks I guess, so we stay in contact a pretty good bit."

Has he been the only coach from Oregon who you've stayed in contact with?

"Right now, I only talk to a couple of them."

You were out here for Oregon's Junior Day. Talk about that experience.

"It was good. I enjoyed it a lot...we were out there for I think three days."

What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"They're definitely right there in the tops of the schools (I'm considering). I really like them."

Is there anything in particular about the school that stands out for you?

"How low they are on receivers."

Is distance a factor for you?

"No, that won't be a factor."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"Pretty much a person who just works hard and goes up and gets the ball."

Is there a guy at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"A.J. Green or Julio Jones."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Mainly academics first and then the coaching staff and campus."

Do you know what you want to study when you get to school?

"Business management."

What are some of the offers that you have from other schools?

"LSU, UCLA, Oregon of course, Auburn, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Nebraska, Rutgers, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, and Oregon State also."

Do you have a top list of schools at this point?

"No sir, not yet."

What some of the unofficial visits that you've taken so far?

"This summer we took one to USC, UCLA, and LSU."

Do you have anymore planned before the football season gets underway?

"No sir, I don't."

Have you discussed setting up an official visit with the Oregon coaches yet?

"Yes sir we did back when we were out there, but we're not really sure (of dates) yet."

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