In The Film Room: WR Chris Hawkins

Channelview junior receiver Chris Hawkins is one of the top athletes in the state of Texas regardless of classification or position. At 6-1.5, 174-pounds with legit 4.4 speed and elite level leaping ability, the junior is quickly moving up the recruiting charts. Burnt Orange Beat dives into the film room with Hawkins.

Chris Hawkins is quick, fast and explosive with every step he takes - just ask the opponents he faced in 2008. While Hawkins played on a Channelview team that struggled and went winless, he made his mark on a number of games with his elite level speed and leaping ability.

The 6-1.5, 174-pound football, basketball and track star for the Falcons caught six touchdowns as a junior with five going for 45 yards or more, including a 52-yardsslant that he caught against Beaumont West Brook in which he ran away from D-I players in the Bruin's secondary. He added scoring catches of 45 against a fast Port Arthur Memorial team, 45 against Baytown Lee and 60 against Baytown Sterling while his longest was a 98-yarder against Rosenberg Terry.

On the basketball court, Hawkins uses his 38-inch vertical and quickness to average double figures and in the spring will very likely post 100-meter times in the 10.6 range. Blessed with long arms, soft hands, explosive 4.4 speed and quickness in addition to his elite level leaping ability, Hawkins is one of the fastest rising prospects in Texas.

In 2008, Hawkins caught nearly 500 yards in passes and averaging over 30 yards per catch.


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