Bishop Sullivan TE/DE Andre Hawkins (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Showcase pays off for Andre Hawkins
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Andre Hawkins picked up a scholarship offer from Alderson-Broaddus University in the weekend before the recruit757 Uncommitted Senior Showcase.
At the showcase, his efforts earned him an offer from Virginia University – Lynchburg. Assistant coach Tolbert Matthews offered him on the spot at the showcase. In the days following, Hawkins picked up an offer from Friends University (NAIA) in Wichita, Kansas.
At the showcase, recruit757 video correspondent Antowyne Shaw caught up with Andre.
“I’m looking for more opportunities to get into college,” he said. “With more variety, I can weigh my options on where I see myself (in college) and in finding a fit.”
— Andre Hawkins (@Dreboogie15) January 21, 2019
For Hawkins, the camp was a great opportunity to showcase.
“Everybody is bringing out the best (in each other). Competing with other athletes from around Virginia… I’m here to compete and bring that dog out. I’m a competitor. I like to win every single rep and do every drill to the best of my ability.”
As a defensive end, Hawkins shined in the one-on-ones. His speed off the edge was important in winning reps and winning over the opinion of several of the coaches on hand.
In the combine section, Andre measured out a 6-2 and 206 pounds. He ran a 4.44 5-10-5 shuttle and a 4.91 forty. His L-Drill was very impressive at 5.62 seconds and he demonstrated his lower body strength and burst with a pair of 9 feet, one inch broad jumps.
At the same showcase, Bishop Sullivan quarterback Colt Minson impressed the coaches from William and Mary and he earned his first scholarship offer just after the event.
You can see more from Andre’s camp experience in the video above and see more videos from the event as we release them.
– Andy Hilton