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Hawkins will take time to consider new option

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Chris Hawkins has decided to postpone his commitment announcement that was intended for Saturday afternoon and the four-star cornerback plans to consider all his options after a hectic, whirlwind Friday.
The morning started with Hawkins' father, Armond, receiving a phone call from USC assistant coach Ed Orgeron saying that the Trojans wanted to offer the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., standout. Orgeron invited the family to take an unofficial visit that afternoon.
Hawkins, rated No. 159 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, and his father headed down to USC where they spent the majority of the afternoon meeting with the coaching staff. No commitment was made during the trip.
As of Friday morning, Stanford was considered the favorite for Hawkins and it was expected he would commit to the Cardinal after his track meet Saturday afternoon at Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga.
But the offer from USC changed everything.
Friday evening, Armond Hawkins said the family has decided to step back, take more time to consider all options and then his son would commit at a later date. He wanted to make it clear that every school is still being entertained, not only Stanford and USC.
Armond Hawkins also wanted to emphasize that he didn't want to make his son's recruitment a circus and that if the offer from USC never came then the commitment was still on for Saturday.
Through the last few weeks, it seemed USC wanted to see Hawkins at summer camp but the timing became an issue with the four-star planning to make his decision on Saturday afternoon. Hawkins has already attended a junior day at USC but was not offered during that trip.
After Friday's doings, though, Hawkins appears to need more time to make his decision. Luckily for him, it's still nearly 11 months until National Signing Day.
In total, Hawkins has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State.
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