There has been talk that Stockton (Calif.) Edison wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins had ended the recruiting process and committed to LSU. We just talked with the talented wide out and he emphatically denied that.
"Who the heck is saying that," Hawkins said. "No man, I haven't committed anywhere yet and I have no idea what I'm going to do. I'm so confused right now, both LSU and Miami are great schools, probably two of the five colleges in the country. I really have no clue what I'm doing. I wanted to get it out of the way by now but I just don't know what to do. I could decide Monday or Tuesday but if not, I'll just wait until Signing Day and decide then."
Hawkins took his official visits to LSU and Miami this past weekend.
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"Miami was a lot of fun," Hawkins said. "The highlite for me was hanging around Coach Johnson the whole trip. He's one of the coolest guys I've ever seen and I would love to play for a guy like that. I fit in good there. It's kind of funny, people have told me that I'm kind of a Florida type receiver in the way I act and talk. Not that I'm cocky but I just carry myself in a certain way and people have always told me I should go to Florida somewhere and play ball. Even at the CaliFlorida Bowl, I was probably hanging out more with the Florida players than the boys from Cali."
Hawkins, 5-11, 165 pounds is one of the nation's finest wide outs and the No. 2 player in the West Coast at the position. He clocked a 4.41 in the 40 at the NorCal Nike Camp and was dominant in the one on one and position drills. He was also the top receiver all week during the CaliFlorida Bowl practices and picked by every corner we talked to on the Cali side as the best player they had to go up against it.