One on One With...Hakeem Flowers
Wade Hampton High (Greenville)
6'3 180 pounds
HF: As a sophomore last year against Greenville, which is a very good team, I came through on a big reverse and once I got the ball nobody could catch me. I scored and nobody was able to touch me. That showed me a lot that I was able to score on a very good team like Greenville and nobody was able to touch me. Then against Eastside, which is our big rival, I had a couple of catches against them and of course being rivals we both go against each other harder than normal. With it being a big game for us it came down to the fourth quarter. We were tied up and I ran my route and jumped up in the air and one of their safeties pulled me down so they got a 15 yard penalty which helped to push us to a touchdown and we went on to win the game.
KF: Let's talk about recruiting now. Your sophomore film has been circulating for a while on YouTube and of course Scout.com, what schools are you hearing from currently?
HF: I'm hearing from Florida State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, and LSU are just a few of the main ones I'm hearing from right now. I'm actually going to Florida State camp for a one day invitation only camp on this Saturday July 11th. They'll have me working out at wide receiver in the morning session and at safety in the evening session.
KF: Are you planning on making any other camps stops this offseason?
HF: As far as right now, none that I know of.
KF: So how have the 7 on 7's been going for you guys at Wade Hampton this year?
HF: It's going pretty good. In our last game I had 4 catches all for touchdowns and made 2 interceptions on defense at cornerback.
KF: Now you play wide receiver and safety right now for the Generals, do you have a preference as to where you play on the next level in college or does it matter?
HF: As long as I get to play on the next level it doesn't matter but if I had to choose I'd prefer to play wide receiver.
KF: You check in right now at 6'3 180 pounds and from watching your film and seeing you in action you've got tremendous speed. You're a track guy as well so what are some of your fastest times so far in your career on the track?
HF: Well at the state championships I ran 10.5 seconds in the 100 meters, that was my fastest time so far.
KF: Do you plan on continuing to run track the rest of your high school career?
HF: Yes sir.
KF: Now you've told us about the schools you're hearing from already, are there any schools out there that you haven't heard from yet that you're very interested in learning more about in the near future?
HF: Florida, Auburn, and Alabama are just a few schools that I'd like to look at more in depth.
KF: We know it's still early in your recruitment and you won't be able to receive any official offers until September but what factors are you going to be weighing the most when looking at potential colleges? Location, education, conference strength, playing time, coaching staff, facilities, or something else?
HF: Mainly academics because you know you're a student first before you're a football player. Wherever I can find strong academics at are places that I will look at very closely.
KF: Now on the subject of academics would you like to share your current GPA so that potential coaches who may be interested in you will have an idea where you stand?
HF: I have a 3.4 GPA right now.
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