Hawkins Hears from UCLA

2015 Buena Park (Calif.) receiver Jaylinn Hawkins has plans to camp at UCLA on Friday, and says that UCLA is one of many schools recruiting him at the moment...

Jaylinn Hawkins is a very talented two-way athlete who will be recruited on both sides of the ball. Hawkins has looked great at receiver this spring on the 7 on 7 circuit and dominated at the Get it Done Sports Camp instructed by the Oregon State coaching staff last weekend.

Last season, he did most of his damage on the defensive side of the ball totaling 59 tackles and picked off five passes including one he returned 90 yards for a score. He also caught 18 balls for 190 yards and two touchdowns but should easily surpass those numbers this coming season.

On the recruiting front, Hawkins landed early offers from San Diego State and San Jose State and landed his first Pac 12 offer on Tuesday.

"I got offered by Oregon State," Hawkins said. "I'm real excited about this one and just want to thank God. It's only going to make me work harder but I'm very grateful. I talked with Coach Brennan, the WR coach and I like him a lot.

"He's a real good coach and a great guy as well. I like how he coaches his receivers, he gets them to a whole new level. I had fun at the camp and I'm looking forward to going through the recruiting process and hopefully things continue to pick up for me."

Hawkins is hearing from several other programs and has two more camps coming up.

"Arizona, Colorado State, Oregon, USC and Arizona State are recruiting me hard," Hawkins said. "I was hearing from Georgia, BYU, Vanderbilt, Nevada and UCLA and I'll be going to the UCLA Elite 11 camp this Friday and USC's Rising Stars camp next week.

"Growing up, I was always a USC fan, I loved them a lot but I'm open to everyone now. I'm looking at all my options and I just want to go somewhere with a strong football program and a place where I'll like the lifestyle and overall feel of the school. I don't mind leaving home if it's the best option for me, like I said, I'm open to all the schools and want to go through the process."

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