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2018 quarterback interested in Nebraska
He’s not exactly sure when, but a Class of 2018 quarterback from SEC country says he will be in Nebraska in short order.
Brayden Hawkins, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound pro-style quarterback from Dillon (S.C.) High, told 247sports he is planning to visit Lincoln in November. Though he has never been to Nebraska, Hawkins has been researching the program after his coaches mentioned the Huskers to him.
“I’ve never been up there, but just everything I’ve seen on TV or on YouTube, I really like it,” the 17-year-old told 247Sports. “I do think I’m a good fit. That’s one of the things I’m really looking at with schools, is which offense fits me best. I want to run something similar to what I’m doing in high school so it’ll be an easier transition.”
Hawkins, who has thrown for 1,399 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, is interested in Clemson, Duke, Nebraska and UCLA, among other schools. Though he has yet to receive an official offer, Hawkins has unofficially visited N.C. State, Clemson twice, South Carolina twice, LSU, USC, UCLA and Texas A&M.
Notable stats from 2017 commits from over the weekend.
QB Tristan Gebbia, Calabasas High School (Calabasas, Calif.): 18-23, 295 yards, 2 TDs; 11 carries, 42 yards, 2 TDs.
Note: During this game, Gebbia became the eighth quarterback in California state history to throw for more than 10,000 yards and 100 touchdowns in high school.
WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr., Calabasas High School: 2 catches, 46 yards, 1 TD
LB Willie Hampton, American Heritage High School (West Palm Beach, Fla.): 4 tackles, 1 TFL
TE Reese Leitao, Jenks High School (Jenks, Okla.): 2 catches, 27 yards; 1 tackle on defense
FB Ben Miles, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge, La.): 1 catch, 3 yards, 1 TD
DE Robert Porcher, Dr. Phillips High School (Orlando, Fla.): 8 tackles, 4 TFL, 4 sacks
LB Avery Roberts, Concord High School (Wilmington, Del.): 16 tackles
DT Deontre Thomas, Mustang High School (Mustang, Okla.): 7 tackles