Flowers Looking to Narrow Things

Greenville (S.C.) Hampton receiver Hakeem Flowers is looking to cut his list to ten schools and UCLA is one of them still under consideration...

Hakeem Flowers, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound three-star wide receiver from Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, S.C., attended USC's Rising Stars camp earlier this summer and that was the only camp he had attended.

"It was really nice," Flowers said. "That was my first time there so I didn't really know what to expect. I really liked seeing everything and seeing how different it was.

"The camp was very competitive and I liked that they all play with speed and quickness," he said.

But the Trojans have not offered Flowers yet. "The coaches have been recruiting me since they were at Tennessee," he said. "They offered me for Tennessee and told me they'd be offering me at USC too…but they never offered."

He is being recruited by USC wide receiver coach John Morton.

While in Los Angeles, Flowers visited the Trojans' cross-town rival, UCLA as well. "I liked the weather in L.A. a lot," he said. "UCLA is also a really nice place. The campus is really pretty and the people were all real nice. We actually got lost on campus and everyone was really helpful and friendly helping us."

The Bruins have already offered Flowers.

Flowers, ranked as the No. 84 wide receiver in the country by, says he has over 40 total scholarship offers. He still denies a leader and says he has not even narrowed down his favorites yet.

"I'll have it narrowed it down to a top 10 right before the season," he said. "Right now I don't have a list. I'll be comparing the academics, the coaches and who is recruiting me the hardest."

Last week Flowers also took a visit to LSU and the Tigers have offered as well. "It was very nice and traditional," he said. "The program is very good and I really liked the coaches. They're all down-to-earth and we got along well."

He plans on attending the LSU/North Carolina game on Sept. 4 in the Georgia Dome.

Flowers does not have any official visits set yet.

By the end of summer, Flowers also hopes to visit North Carolina. "I like the tradition they have," he said. "They're more known for basketball, but the football program is coming around. I think they're on the way up and I could play early there."

Earlier this spring, Flowers had also visited Oregon, Oklahoma and Georgia Tech. All have offered.

Wade Hampton High School opens their 2010 season on Aug. 27 at Blue Ridge High School in Greer, S.C.

Flowers plans to major in business management and reports a 3.4 core GPA and a 1010 SAT and 21 ACT.

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