2016 Season Countdown: #83 Brad Hawkins, Jr.

2016 Season Countdown: #83 Brad Hawkins, Jr.


June 11, 2016
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Brad Hawkins, Jr. (right) with Ron Johnson, Jr. (image via Scout)

Name: Brad Hawkins, Jr.
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 202 lbs.
High school: Camden (NJ) Camden
Position: Wide receiver
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Hawkins was a senior in high school (LINK).
Final TTB Rating: 65

Hawkins, a teammate of fellow Michigan signee Ron Johnson, Jr., committed to Michigan in July 2015, choosing the Wolverines over the likes of Auburn, Florida, and Ohio State, among others. It was a very solid offer list for a guy who doesn’t show elite athleticism. Hawkins played some running back, wide receiver, and safety in high school, and he enters college with a chance to play wideout or in the secondary. Michigan is lacking depth at the safety position, but the plan is to start out on offense.

There were rumors floating around that Hawkins might have trouble qualifying to get into Michigan for the fall, so that may be something to watch. If everything works out, though, he will have a tough time working his way up the depth chart this season with everyone returning, including some pretty good starters. There are also four other potential receivers in the freshman class, including early enrollee Ahmir Mitchell. As perhaps the least athletic of the bunch, Hawkins looks to more of a guy who will take a year to redshirt so he can work on all the little things to either become a possession receiver or switch to defense.

Prediction: Redshirt

4 comments

  1. Comments: 921
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    je93
    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    I hadn’t heard of academic problems. Do you think that’s part of the reason we took so many at WR?

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2601
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jun 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM

      I think that may be part of the reason, but Michigan was also lacking some depth/talent at WR last year beyond the top couple guys. I think one reason for taking so many wideouts was to upgrade the talent, and they also probably foresaw someone like Jaron Dukes filtering out of the program.

  2. A2Photonut
    Comments: 2
    Joined: 6/11/2016
    A2Photonut
    Jun 11, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Yes!!! This feature is back, just want to say last year this helped get me through the long summer, looking forward to it again, thanks!

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2601
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jun 11, 2016 at 11:58 AM

      I’m glad you enjoy(ed) it. It’s good to see a new face, too.

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