Greatness runs in the family, and at the EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp one of the nation's best quarterbacks has decided to play football for his father, who has quickly established himself as one of the best coaches in the game today.
Good news travels quickly, as Boise (Idaho) Bishop Kelly quarterback Cody Hawkins announced on Thursday at the Elite 11 in California that he'll be playing college football for his father, Dan Hawkins, at Boise State.
Hawkins, who is 5-foot-11 and 176 pounds, picked Boise State over an offer from Oregon and heavy interest from BYU, Iowa, Wisconsin and Utah. Hawkins said the decision was a tough one as he had to pick between following his own dream or staying home and playing for his father.
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"He's the best coach in college football," Hawkins said. "And I would want to play for him even if he wasn't my father."
Hawkins said he doesn't plan on having the quarterback spot handed to him just because he's the coach's son. He knows he'll have to work to become the man for the Broncos.
"You have to hands down be the best guy there," Hawkins said. "You have to make friendships with the guys and show them you're going to work hard."
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