There is no question that four-star athlete prospect Lavelle Hawkins (5-11, 170, 4.42) from Stockton (Calif.) Edison is one of the Golden State’s and the nation’s best and most versatile prospects. He has played wide receiver, quarterback, running back, cornerback, free safety and linebacker for Edison.
“I don’t have a favorite,” Hawkins said. “I’m just going to take my visits and then make a decision.”
Hawkins has changed one of his top five teams. He is now looking at Cal instead of Oregon State. His other top five include Washington, Oklahoma, Miami, and LSU.
“Oregon State was in it,” Hawkins said. “But I’ve had a change in mind. I’m now looking at Cal.”
Maybe the reason that Hawkins is now looking at Cal is because of the persuasive skills of Cal Bear commits, cousin’s running back Marshawn Lynch and cornerback Virdell Larkins.
Lynch and Larkins roomed with Hawkins.
“Yeah, they were working on me,” Hawkins said. “It wasn’t just me, they were working on everybody.”
If Lynch and Larkins get their way they will be a virtual pied piper leading recruits to Cal.
It won’t be that easy for Lynch and Larkins to get their roomy to Cal, Hawkins has heavy hitters on his list of favorites.
Hawkins will visit Oklahoma on January 16th, Miami January 23rd and LSU on January 30th.
Two of those teams are playing tonight for half of the marbles in the Sugar Bowl.
Hawkins isn’t sure when he is going to visit Washington or Cal. “I think my coach as a visit set for me to Washington,” Hawkins said. “I’m not sure of the date. I don’t know the date for my Cal visit either.”
Hawkins had a superb senior season for Edison.
“I’m not sure of my exact stats,” Hawkins said. “But I had 1,000 receiving yards and over 800 yards rushing.”
Hawkins is a member of the Rivals.com, Rivals100 team for the class of 2004. He is ranked as the nation’s 90th prospect at any position. He is ranked by Rivals.com as the number three athlete prospect.
Hawkins is also a member of the Rivals.com California Top 100 team for the class of 2004 and is rated as the Golden State’s number ten prospect at any position. He is also a member of Rivals.com’s Super West 60 team and landed as the west’s number 12 prospect at any position.