There has been a lot of talk recently regarding EA SPORTS Elite 11 selection Cody Hawkins and specifically, his lack of scholarship offers. Well, the talented signal caller earned his first offer this past weekend and two more could be right around the corner.
We've said it before but it bears repeating, if Hawkins, 5-11, 180 pounds was 6-3 rather than 5-11, he would probably have about 50 offers right now and a top three QB nationally as well. At the NorCal Nike camp and Elite 11 workout the following day, Hawkins put on a show and was as impressive as any quarterback we've seen this year.
Hawkins has a live arm, great feet and despite his lack of prototypical size, can make all the throws and has more arm strength than several other more highly touted signal callers. What really makes Hawkins special are his leadership skills and intangibles which are off both off the charts.
Hawkins, the son of Boise State head coach Dan Hawkins, attended the Oregon Ducks camp this past week and offer No. 1 soon followed.
"I was real excited, Oregon is a great school," Hawkins said. "The camp ended on Thursday and Coach Belotti told me he wanted to talk to me but he had to leave the camp early. It worked out because I had a basketball tournament right there in Eugene so on Sunday, I stopped by and that's when Coach Belotti offered me."
In addition to the Ducks, BYU and Wisconsin could be offering very soon as well.
"BYU told me they just need to see my transcripts before offering," Hawkins said. "I just got my SAT results back and I got a 1240 so I'm good there. They told me they have already offered a handful of guys but I'm right up there at the top of their board. I think BYU would be a good opportunity because they're looking for a non-Mormon quarterback who won't leave on a mission and also said they're looking for someone who would be able to play early and that would be great.
"Wisconsin wants me to come out and take an unofficial visit and said they just want to see me in person before offering. They have seen me throw already and told me they know I can play but just want to see more up close and that's fine. I'm hoping to get out there sometime in July.
"Utah is another school I'm really high on and they have talked about offering me too. I'll be going to their Senior Day which is sometime in mid-July and then the Elite 11 will be later that month. I want to make my decision sometime before school starts so if I know where I'm going at the time, I could announce something while I'm out there at the Elite 11 like Jonathan Garner did last year. Right now, my top three is probably Utah, Oregon and Boise State but I'm open to all the schools recruiting me right now."