Armond Hawkins missed last year with a knee injury but finished his high school career at Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., with a great season and now hopes his recruitment picks up.
Eastern Michigan has offered and an in-home visit is being worked out and then there are a bunch of schools including Nevada, Fresno State, Hawaii and Oregon State showing more interest.
Rancho Cucamonga lost last weekend in the state playoffs to Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta so the next step for Hawkins, whose brother Chris is committed to USC, is to finish his senior season highlight tape so coaches can see it.
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"I'm going to wait to see what coaches say about visits," Hawkins said. "I've only taken one to Cal so far.
"My mid-season highlight tape got sent out and a lot of coaches liked it. We just lost on Friday so I'll be sending out my full-season highlight soon."
His recruitment could go many different ways but Hawkins said Oregon State is an early favorite. He likes the coaches there and some Rancho Cucamonga coaches have also talked highly of the Beavers' staff.
Teammate Jermel Walker is committed there.
The 6-foot, 170-pound prospect who finished with 54 tackles and three interceptions this season said he's motivated to get a college scholarship and hopefully play in the Pac-12 if possible.
He's open to all schools and wants to see his recruitment get much busier in the coming weeks.
"My brother Chris got noticed and he's my little brother," Hawkins said. "Everybody was on my back talking about that's your little brother so I had to step up and get noticed myself."