[Note: Story updated at 5:08 p.m. Sunday]
One of the state’s top wide receivers was offered by Florida on Saturday morning.
Florida coach Will Muschamp offered Marqui Hawkins, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior from Carver-Columbus High School who projects to play wide receiver or defensive back in college.
“When I woke up this morning, I had a text message from my high school coach to call Coach Muschamp,” Hawkins told the AJC. “I called and Coach Muschamp said he woke up early this morning to look at my film. He liked the way I could judge the ball, said I had decent speed, and that I can move body well to adjust to the ball. He likes that I can play both sides of the ball, so he offered me a scholarship.”
Hawkins attends the alma mater of UGA RB Isaiah Crowell. The Bulldogs are interested in Hawkins, along Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi State and and Auburn.
What would be his dream offer? “Alabama. I love Nick Saban, I love how the players treat the recruits when they visit for games, and I love how they always win national championships.”
Hawkins also has early offers from Tennessee, Mississippi State and UNC, according to his coach.