He was the second verbal commitment in a class in which every scholarship has now been accounted for.
Four months later, the four star corner is still solid on his pledge to sign with the Trojans in 2013.
"I wouldn't want to be any place else," Hawkins said Wednesday via text message.
The four-star corner said he took an unofficial visit to USC on Tuesday to take in day two of fall camp and check out the changes happening around campus.
"It went good," said Hawkins. "I saw the new and improved facility. I love it and I got to see my competition another time."
Competition being synonymous with his future Trojan teammates.
When asked his thoughts about what he saw, Hawkins said "It's tough. I've got to get better and perfect my craft and I have a good enough shot as everyone else."
Hawkins is a part of what could potentially be one of the best USC recruiting classes in the history of the program.