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Hawkins excited for new offers

Chris Hawkins could be one of the top cornerbacks in California for the 2013 class and the offers are starting to back up that statement.
The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., standout has recently picked up offers from UCLA, Stanford and San Diego State to go along with Washington, Boise State and Northwestern.
Things are looking good for Hawkins and the 6-foot, 170-pound prospect is thrilled.
"I'm very excited," Hawkins said. "It's like a dream come true to me. When I was a kid I never thought I'd be getting all these looks. It's been really great.
"I'm just taking it all in right now. I'm just going through the training with B2G and I'm trying to get all the offers I can right now. I don't really have a top right now but my favorites are UCLA and Stanford. I'm going to be patient, take it all in and weigh my options out."
Hawkins, who has exceptional junior season film, has been in close contact with first-year UCLA assistant coach Demetrice Martin and an offer came through Friday.
Earlier in the day, Stanford surprised Hawkins with an offer. Although it's still early in his recruitment and the Rancho Cucamonga recruit doesn't have a leader, the Bruins and Cardinal are making an impression.
"The UCLA offer is the offer I've been wanting for a long time now," Hawkins said. "They were the first school to reach out to me and now that they offered I feel very blessed to have an offer from them. Coach Demetrice Martin had my back the whole time.
"Stanford is a big one, too. They came out of nowhere. I hadn't been talking to them at all and then my dad just told me they offered me and that's a great school. I would love to go there."
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