Prior to the Nike camp at Stanford on Saturday, Boise (Idaho) Bishop Kelly quarterback Cody Hawkins was better known as being the son of Boise State head coach Dan Hawkins than a top tier signal caller. That should have all changed over the weekend as Hawkins had a big weekend and was the top quarterback at both the Nike camp and the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout the next day at Cal.
At 5-11, 175 pounds, Hawkins may lack the ideal size colleges are looking for, but he had a strong camp Saturday and Sunday and was hands down the top overall signal caller over the weekend. Hawkins has a live arm and spins it every time. He has good feet, is very accurate and can male all the throws.
Being the son of a coach, Hawkins, as you would imagine, is very smart and his understanding of the game is off the charts. His leadership skills and intangibles are also way above the norm and combined with his physical tools, we feel Hawkins should be recruited at the high Div I level.
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"I think a lot of schools think I'm a lock to go play at Boise State because my dad coaches there but that's not true," Hawkins said. "I mean I love the program and it would be cool to play for him but we've talked and we both feel it would probably be in our best interest if I went elsewhere. It would just make things easier for everyone involved."
Hawkins listed his top schools as Utah, Louisville, Cal and Arizona State along with the Broncos but is still waiting for his first scholarship offer. In our eyes Hawkins is a player and he showed enough on Saturday that we would be a little surprised if he didn't land at least a handful of offers by the weekend.