And it's that he's going to give the Cougars a serious look as National Signing Day approaches.
Hawkins, a 6-0, 180-pounder, is down to WSU, Colorado and San Diego State, but this weekend's official visit certainly made an impression on him.
"My interest in WSU is definitely raised right now," Hawkins told CF.C on Sunday night. "I had never been there before, but now I'm more interested in the program and the school. I really liked the campus. The facilities were really nice as well."
The three-star prospect took an official visit to Colorado last month, and said that he's still planning on taking his visit to San Diego State this weekend before he makes his decision.
"I'm going to go on that last visit and then I'm going to come home and take a couple of days to think things over," Hawkins said. "I'm still down to those same three schools. I'm not really sure of the exact date I'll commit, but it'll be soon."
It's clear that the WSU coaches told Hawkins over the weekend that they want him in crimson, though. Hawkins has the potential to play either wide receiver or defensive back next season, the staff reiterated to him during his visit.
"The staff told me that they really like my athleticism and my size," Hawkins said. "They're still not sure where I'd play at. I'm more of an athlete recruit at this point.
"I had the chance to speak with Coach Leach, but we didn't really talk about football. It was more of him telling me about himself and trying to get to know me a little bit more."
Hawkins was hosted by cornerback Darrien Molton, who made a name for himself in the Pac-12 after stellar freshman campaign in 2015.
"He was a good guy," Hawkins said. "I enjoyed talking with him. I learned a lot about WSU through the coaches and the presentations that were going on, though. I also had the chance to meet with Coach (Ken) Wilson. It was good to see him and talk to him while I was out there."
Ranked the No. 65 cornerback in the country by Scout, Hawkins picked up offers this cycle from WSU, Colorado, SDSU, Arizona State, Washington, Nevada, Colorado State and many others. Will he end up in crimson? That's a question we''ll likely have an answer to in the coming weeks.
Note: Be sure to check back with Cougfan.com on Monday as we continue to speak with WSU visitors from over the weekend. This includes three-star defensive tackle Wayne Kirby, who CF.C was able to connect with late Sunday night. The touted DL offered up a raving review of his visit. More coming in the AM.