Spring football has brought good news for one of the state's better wide receivers. Copperas Cove, Texas wide receiver Rashad Hawk said that he found out about two big scholarship offers that came his way after practice this week.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder was told that a Texas Tech offer was being mailed to his house but he wasn't quite sure until he received a text message from the Red Raiders. Then he got home to find a Baylor offer in the mailbox.
"It's great, it feels really good," Hawk said. "I got the text message from Tech asking if I was excited about my offer. The Baylor offer was really great too."
In fact, the Bears' offer made the race for Hawk interesting. Baylor makes up one half of his top two teams along with Oklahoma State.
"Baylor has just always been one of my favorites," Hawk said. "Since Oklahoma State has been on me pretty hard, I've just liked them too. They seem real interested. I guess I feel like they're a school that will be good in a couple years and it's not that far.
"I kind of want to stay close to home."
Texas A&M is another school that has sent mail, but an offer hasn't come yet. There will be plenty of time for new teams to get involved. Hawk is going to wait things out.
"My coach is helping me with the process a lot," he said. "I'm not going to make a decision until I'm ready to sign the papers. That's the advice I was given and I think that's the best way to do it."