Hawkins lands SEC, Big 10 interest

Chandler Hawkins is having a phenomenal season at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco and he could see his recruitment take off soon.
The standout defensive back said he thinks coaches are waiting on more film and for him to wrap up his senior season and then things should really get busy.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect remains committed to Air Force but plenty of other schools have reached out recently and Hawkins hopes more offers could be on the way.
"Purdue, Vanderbilt and those are the two new ones," Hawkins said. "They're showing a lot of interest.
"It's going to be after the season. It's still the same schools that have been contacting me like UCLA, USC and then Purdue and Vanderbilt. Fresno State is talking to me a lot and might offer after the season. It's the same with Utah State."
Hawkins is playing great in St. John Bosco's loaded secondary that also features four-star Jaleel Wadood and Arizona commit Naijiel Hale. He's more than holding his own with those players and hopes college coaches take notice of his contributions this season.
Hawkins committed to Air Force in early August but that was far before his recruitment really got busy with interest from numerous Pac-12 programs and now looks from SEC and Big 10 schools.
He's hopeful in the next few weeks that interest will turn into more options.
"Once everything settles and our season is over I think things should pick up," Hawkins said. "I'm just being patient and waiting it out right now."