Hawkins likes the plan the Florida Gators’ coaches have for him

Last Saturday, several of the Florida Gators’ commits were in town to watch the Gators take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Swamp.

Receiver commit Jerrae Hawkins (5-9, 165, Bradenton, FL. IMG) was on campus and he enjoys getting to be around the staff and ask questions.

“It’s always good,” Hawkins said of meeting with the staff on Saturday. “I always come back and ask them questions about my film, just little tips to help me get better and come in and be the best player I can be.”

Hawkins watched freshman receiver Eugene Wilson closely and he likes the way the Gators’ coaching staff is getting him the ball.

“I like it,” he said on his thoughts on the Gators getting the ball to Eugene Wilson. “It shows from what he’s doing, just getting him the ball quick and letting them make plays.”

While on campus, Hawkins spoke with several coaches, and he has a good relationship with those guys and like what they have planned for his future.

“All of them,” Hawkins said on the coaches he talked to during the visit. “Coach Billy [Napier] Billy G [Gonzales], and Coach Decker. I just like everything about them, their plan for the future and getting Florida back right. Also, how they use guys like me honestly.”

Hawkins has remained solid with the Gators since he committed, and he says several things play into that.

“One is track, I’m going to do football and track,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “That became a big factor and how they use guys like me in space.”

A few weeks ago, Hawkins visited Miami but the receiver says he’s likely done with visits and he hopes to get back to Gainesville for the Florida State game.

“Probably not,” Hawkins said on if he plans to take any other visits. “Miami, Penn State, and West Virginia are still pushing.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.