Flowers' Five Favorites

Hakeem Flowers, the 6-2, 180-pound wide receiver prospect from South Carolina, has narrowed his list to five favorites...

Hakeem Flowers, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound three-star wide receiver from Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, S.C., now considers LSU, Oregon, Michigan, UCLA and Georgia Tech as his top five schools, but says he's still considering schools like North Carolina State, East Carolina and South Carolina. All have offered.

"I came up with this list of schools as my favorites a couple of weeks ago, but right now I don't have a leader," he said.

Scout.com's No. 106 wide-out confirms he will be out at Michigan for an official visit when they take on Iowa on Oct. 16.

"I'm also planning on getting out to the other four schools in my top five list as well, but I haven't set any dates yet," he said. "I definitely want to take all of my official visits before I commit."

Flowers decided to trip to Michigan because it is the only school in his top five he has not unofficially visited.

"Michigan is the only school in my top five that I've never been to," he said. "So I have to get out there and check them out. I really like the way they're carrying that program right now and how they're running that offense. I like how they're recruiting me hard and how well the other recruits are talking about them."

Flowers also said he likes several things about LSU, Oregon, UCLA and Georgia Tech.

"LSU has a great coaching staff and I had a really good time out there over the summer and it was just a great experience," he said.

"The main thing with Oregon is that I really liked it when I was out there," he said. "I enjoyed the coaching staff and especially hanging out with their wide receivers coach (Scott Frost).

"UCLA's head coach is a great guy and the main thing that really attracted me to their program," he said. "He's a great guy and I really think that entire campus is amazing. I really enjoyed that experience out there last summer.

"Georgia Tech's coaching staff is recruiting me really hard and I really appreciate that," he said. "I've talked with all of their coaches for at least five minutes each and I really feel at home there. They're all very nice people."

Ultimately, Flowers said he's looking for a few things in a program that will help shape his college experience.

"I want to go somewhere with good academics, a great coaching staff, a nice campus and somewhere where I have a good chance at some playing time," he said. "Distance really doesn't matter to me, and I can't say that one school is pressuring me to commit right now. A lot of these programs are telling me that they'll wait on me to see what I'll end up doing."

Flowers says he has 25 catches for 600 yards and seven touchdowns so far this season.

Wade Hampton (5-1) will take on Travelers Rest High School on Friday.

Flowers reports a 3.4 GPA, a 1010 on the 2-part SAT and a 21 on the SAT with no plans to retake either test.


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