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Four-star commit to visit Washington

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Chris Hawkins already had an official visit to Notre Dame planned for Oct. 13 and the USC commit and four-star cornerback from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is taking another one to Washington next weekend.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect is especially excited about visiting with the Huskies because he has already been to campus once and now wants a more in-depth look at the school, the coaching staff and the whole feel of the football program.
"When I went up there the first time I didn't get to see the school as much as I wanted to," Hawkins said.
"Hopefully this time I get to check out some of the players and some of the school and the whole range of the school. I just want to talk to the coaches a little more. Coach (Steve Sarkisian) wasn't there when I went up there. I just want to check out the whole environment of Washington football."
Hawkins, who plays all over the field for his Rancho Cucamonga team, is happily committed to the Trojans and has been since April 1 but taking official visits is a priority to him.
At least four other programs continue to pursue Hawkins, rated as the eighth-best cornerback and No. 79 prospect in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, and he's heard from others in the past.
"I don't have anything else planned up to this point but Washington, Notre Dame and Arizona State are coming really hard right now," Hawkins said.
"They've picked it up in the last few weeks and so has Cal. I got a call from coach (Ashley) Ambrose so they've really been picking it up."
Hawkins' trips to Washington next weekend and to Notre Dame in October are when those programs play Stanford.
The four-star was close to committing to the Cardinal before USC offered at the last second but Hawkins said it's just a coincidence that he'll see Stanford play on separate official trips.
"The coaches pick the weekends for me," Hawkins said. "Notre Dame and Washington are both playing Stanford for the times they picked for me so that's a big coincidence."
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