Etowah's Trio

David Hawkins is a 5-9, 205-pound running back/linebacker for Etowah High School, while younger brother Davin (6-2, 195) plays safety, quarterback, and some wide receiver for the Blue Devils. David will graduate with the class of 2009, while Davin finishes up his high school career in 2010.

David Hawkins is a three sport athlete at Etowah, playing football, basketball and baseball for the Blue Devils, but his passion in on the gridiron.

"I hurt people when I tackle them," David Hawkins explained from his home in Attalla, (Ala.). "I like to hit people, and that is one of my strengths, my tackling ability. My quickness, thinking well on my feet, and my strength are all part of my strengths."

David shows his strength in the weight room as well as on the field.

"I squat 455, bench press 315 and I can do 225, 20 reps," David Hawkins stated. "I need to work on my ability to cut with the ball in my hands. I am inconsistent running the ball. One time I will run over a guy and the next time I will make him miss."

David ended the 2007 season with 98 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also split time with Evan Reddick in the backfield, where he rushed for 222 yards and seven touchdowns.

"We don't throw the ball as much as a lot of teams, but I also have good hands," David proclaimed. "I had 64 receiving yards on seven catches out of the backfield."

Hawkins is receiving interest from Valdosta State, Alabama, UAB, Auburn and Memphis.

"I would say Valdosta State is recruiting me harder than anyone. They send me something in the mail every day. Memphis is close behind them, while most of the others have just started asking for my transcripts, and sending me questionnaires. Alabama already has those things, and they have invited me and Davin to Junior Day, March 8th."

David lists his favorites with one school at the top, while the others are in no particular order.

"No.1 is Auburn," David said. "Ole Miss, Alabama, Virginia Tech, and UAB are the others I am interested in hearing from. I will play either side of the ball, and I would play at any school that has an offer that feels right for me."

Davin Hawkins

David also talks about his brother, Davin Hawkins (2010).

"Davin can do it all," he said. "He plays a lot of positions for us, but safety is where he seems to be at his best. He went to the National underclassmen combine a few days ago, and he was selected in the top five at his position (safety). He will be invited to the Elite combine that's held later on."

"We went to camp at Alabama last summer, and the coaches talked to us afterward. They introduced us to several of the coaches, but I can't remember all their names."

"We are going to try to make as many camps and junior days as we can this year, and we are going to try to go to the Combine held later in Atlanta, or the one in New Orleans."

"We went to the Mobile Combine. It was a lot of fun, but everyone ran a slow time that day. I think the weather had a lot to do with it."

David and Davin Hawkins aren't the only talented athletes in the family as David explained.

"Our younger brother will be a sophomore next year. He is already 5-11, 200 pounds and plays outside linebacker and tight end. He will help us with the loss of Kendrick Cook, who signed with Mississippi State this year. We will miss him and Evan Reddick, along with some other offensive linemen, but we only lose two corners on defense," Hawkins concluded.

Stay with as we continue to bring you coverage of the talented Hawkins family, and the Etowah Blue Devils.

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