The saying goes, "when you're hot, you're hot." Nobody else is hotter in the southeast region right now than 2011 WR Hakeem Flowers of Wade Hampton High School. In just a few weeks he's landed some high major offers and appears on the verge of landing a few more in the near future. Flowers just returned back from a trip to a pair of SEC powerhouses and didn't come home empty handed.
SCPrepNation.com spoke with Hakeem's father Monday evening and got an update on their latest travels.
"We just got back not too long ago from Auburn and Georgia. We went out to Auburn and he got a chance to work out for the coaching staff. He ran some 40's, some routes, and did some drills for them. After that he received an offer from Auburn. On our way home we made a stop in Athens to workout for Georgia. We got there kind of late so he didn't get a chance to do a lot of work for the Bulldogs staff. Their wide receivers coach had him work out a little but we got a late start so they didn't get a chance to see everything they wanted him to do."
The elder Flowers says the UGA wide receivers coach said he really liked what little bit he got to see of Flowers at work but that it wasn't quite enough and that he wanted to see more of him at length before extending a scholarship offer.
Their next stop will be to visit Florida for Friday Night Lights in Gainesville. It's a trip that Flowers is really looking forward to as he announced in a previous interview that the Gators are one of his early favorites in the process.
The Flowers are also in contact with LSU and Virginia Tech in an effort to try and make visits to both of those programs in the near future as well. If Flowers continues to have strong showings in those workouts it isn't hard to fathom that he could potentially walk away with more offers.
After receiving his first offer from Florida State Flowers has honed in even more on becoming a more dominant player through his workouts. Even while on vacation at the beach recently his father says Hakeem woke up bright and early to hit the beach with his weight vest and ankle weights to continue his workout regimen before the rest of his family rose.
That kind of hunger and determination apparently is paying dividends as he now holds offers from Auburn, Florida State, and Maryland. As stated before the Bulldogs of Georgia loved what little they were able to see of Flowers and if he has an opportunity to have an extended workout for them or if they are able to see him in the first few games of his junior season all indications point to a possible scholarship from the staff in Athens.
Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com as we'll be the first to inform you of his upcoming trip to Friday Night Lights in Gainesville to check out the Gators of Florida.