On Monday, a class of 2024 four-star athlete out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, narrowed his school choice down to six, and West Virginia made the list.
Recruitment still 100% open !! pic.twitter.com/kbgTUA3DLr
— Jerrae “Tank” Hawkins Jr 💫 (@Tankk_1k) March 13, 2023
WVU is in the running along with Florida, Miami, Louisville, Penn State and Wisconsin for Jerrae “Tank” Hawkins Jr. He’s listed at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds and is ranked as the number 26 player in Florida, the number 28 wide receiver and the number 177 overall recruit nationally, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Hawkins, who is originally from Wheeling, West Virginia, has elite track speed, made evident by winning the 60-, 100-, and 200-meter dash in the West Virginia 3A State Championships as a sophomore.
60m finals – 6.71 pic.twitter.com/wkyIOaLzKS
— Jerrae “Tank” Hawkins Jr 💫 (@Tankk_1k) February 4, 2023
Being a local prospect, Hawkins has been in communication with the Mountaineers for well over a year. He first officially visited last April during Spring practice.
Due to Hawkins moving to attend IMG Academy in Florida, WVU wide receivers coach Bilal Marshall could now be a factor in the program’s pursuit of Hawkins.
Hawkins has the speed to get by defensive backs, but he is a very slender player that will need to add weight to his frame, so he won’t be limited to gadget plays or playing in the slot at the next level. He also played some snaps at cornerback this past season at IMG.
You can check his Hudl film on the link below.
Check out my JR year tape ! https://t.co/EhguS7teD6
— Jerrae “Tank” Hawkins Jr 💫 (@Tankk_1k) November 9, 2022
In his junior season at Wheeling Park High School, Hawkins caught 67 passes for 1,173 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense. On defense, he recorded eight tackles, three pass breakups, and an interception for a touchdown.
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