All-purpose running back Javian Hawkins from the 2018 recruiting class announced his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals via social media Monday night.
Before I made move I had to let marinate😎
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— ƱPLAY.STATIONƱ (@JavianHawkins) August 7, 2017
“God for blessing me with the strength, agility and determination to play this game,” Hawkins said in his post on Twitter. “I fell in love with football at the age of 4 and I knew then it was my destiny. Secondly, I want to thank my parents for always supporting me and encouraging me to be not only a dedicated athlete, but a well rounded individual.”
He also thanked his siblings and every coach he met along the recruiting trail.
Hawkins, who attends Cocoa High School in Titusville, Fla., received more than a dozen offers, including several from the ACC. He chose Louisville instead of Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Missouri, Temple and Syracuse.
The 5-foot-9, 185-pound Hawkins is rated the 27th-best all-purpose back nationally in the 2018 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is also the 215th ranked recruit from Florida in the class.
There’s still a long way to go until National Signing Day on Feb. 7, but with the addition of Hawkins, Louisville possesses the sixth-best 2018 recruiting class in the ACC, according to 247Sports. The Cardinals have landed 14 recruits in the class, including nine from Florida.
At ACC Media Days, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino talked about how recruiting Florida kids has been easier since Florida native Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy last year.