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Atlanta OL holds early offer

Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King offensive guard A.J. Hawkins currently holds a scholarship offer from an Atlantic Coast Conference program and is getting interest from other schools that recruit the Peach State, including one school right in his backyard.
"I have one offer, from Duke," he said. "I am very interested in them. I plan on looking into them a lot more."
Blue Devils fans can expect Hawkins to visit their Durham campus in the near future.
"I plan on going up there and taking a few visits and seeing what their school has to offer," he said.
Last week, Hawkins made the short dive over to Georgia Tech to check out the Yellow Jackets.
"I visited Georgia Tech (last)Wednesday. I went to one of their practices and talked to the coaches. I liked it there because it is 15 minutes from home and the campus is right there in the middle of the city."
Location is going to be a major factor for Hawkins when he goes to make his decision on where to attend college.
"Location is going to be important," he said. "If I can visit my family on holidays and during my time off."
Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Clemson, Florida and Georgia also are schools that interest the 6-foot-4, 290-pounder.
Hawkins, who was an All-Dekalb County selection during his junior year, projects as an offensive guard in college.
"I can mix it up," he said. "I am pretty balanced as far as passing and run blocking."
Hawkins attended the Rivals.com Atlanta Junior Day on Saturday at Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Ga.