2016 Nassau OT Chris Hawkins has seen his stock skyrocket over the past month and he has several options to select from

2016 Nassau OT Chris Hawkins (6-5, 290) had limited options at the start of the 2015 season, but now that schools have gotten a look at his sophomore season highlights, several have come calling and now he's got plenty of suitors to choose from as he gets closer to making a decision on where he will finish his college football career...

"My most recent offer is from Buffalo, but I already had offers from Arkansas State, Akron, MiddleTennessee, UAB, Troy and New Mexico," Hawkins told JCFootball.com recently. "I've already visited Buffalo (last weekend) and Middle Tennessee (December 12th) and I'm working on scheduling some more before I sign, probably in May.

"I'm hoping to visit Arizona State, they have been talking to me for a while, and I have also spoken a lot with South alabama, UCF and Illinois.

As a sophomore with the Lions last season, Hawkins started the season as the first team right tackle, but then, due to injuries, he had to move to left tackle before finishing out the season as the starter at right guard.

"I am versatile and I can play four of the five spots along the offensive line," Hawkins noted. "I feel like I am strongest in pass-protection and great when our blocking scheme calls for a double-team. 

"I'm a high-motor, high-effort player and I block until the whistle and I never take downs off.

"This offseason, I want to get stronger and I feel like that will help me improve my game a lot."

As a prep at Perspectives Leadership Academy in Chicago, Illinois, Hawkins enjoyed a solid four year career, but, even though he was a qualifier academically, he went overlooked, so he decided to take the JC route in order to garner more interest.

"I didn't have any offers out of high school and Nassau has an amazing track record of sending offensive linemen to the D-1 level," Hawkins said. "The coaches here are great and I felt like I could get good enough and get noticed enough to realize my dream of playing college football at the highest level."

Hawkins is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in May and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

JCFootball.com will have more on Hawkins in the coming weeks as he gets closer to making his decision.

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