Wide receiver Rashad Hawk had been going over and over it in his mind for a long time. The talented Copperas Cove, Texas pass-catcher picked up a Texas Tech offer and ever since then, had considered making an early commitment, but wanted to weigh out all of his options.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder apparently didn't want to stretch things out much longer. Rumors began coming out about Hawk this past week and about a possible commitment coming down the pipe very soon. Apparently, the wait is over.
"Yeah, I did commit to Texas Tech," Hawk said. "I was going to tell everyone, but my dad and I just wanted to wait until it was official. I hadn't really committed officially, but it was a couple days ago that I was talking about it. We finally got a hold of coach Brian Mitchell and he asked if I was giving the commitment officially and said he'd take it."
Hawk said last week that more schools like Kansas, Oklahoma State, and others were getting close to possibly offering. However, he didn't want to wait much longer with the opportunity at Texas Tech.
"My dad liked the school and so did I," Hawk said. "I just figured there is no better place to be than Tech if you're a wide receiver. I talked to my coach, and he didn't tell me what to do, but he was supportive about my decision and said to do what I wanted to do."
As for him being a solid commitment, Hawk broke it down in an interesting way.
"Well, it's like if you have a girlfriend that you give a promise too and taking visits is like going and dating some others," Hawk said about taking trips away from Tech. "I don't want to have a back up plan and break my promise. I'm solid to them right now."
Hawk says that his trip to Texas Tech was going to be on June 24 of this month, but with 7-on-7 tournaments, it will probably be in July instead.