Four star athlete prospect Lavelle Hawkins (6-0, 170, 4.4) from Stockton (Calif.) Edison is one of the most exciting players in California. Hawkins has the ability to score whenever he gets his hands on the ball that is why Edison tries to get the ball is his hands as often as possible.
Hawkins was selected Area Wide Receiver of the Year, was a first-team all-league performer on both sides of the ball and he was also selected second-team all-state as an all-purpose player.
As a wide receiver Hawkins had 63 receptions for roughly 1,000 yards and scored ten touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball as a free safety, Hawkins amassed 75 tackles, four picks, three fumbles caused and two sacks.
No wonder Hawkins is getting phone calls from great Universities from coast-to-coast. “Tennessee receiver coach (Pat) Washington and Miami wide receiver coach (Curtis) Johnson called me already,” Hawkins said. “Fresno State, Utah and LSU also called. I couldn’t take the call from LSU because I was at practice.”
“I am pretty open to schools at this time,” Hawkins said. “The only school I’ve been to is Miami when I went there for their camp.”
“I would like to visit Tennessee and LSU,” Hawkins said. “It won’t be an issue for me to leave the state.”
In an earlier interview with rivals.com Edison head coach Elliott Burke said, “Lavelle is an electrifying player. No matter what side of the ball, Lavelle dominates.”
“The opposition always squibbed the ball rather than let the ball go to our deep guys,” Burke said. “I don’t blame the opposition at all. We had Lavelle and Rueben (Jackson) back there. Those two were a threat to score.”
Jackson by the way is Hawkins’ cousin. He is currently enrolled at CCSF.