Jerrae “Tank” Hawkins a four-star receiver from Florida’s famous IMG Academy, is choosing between Penn State, Florida and Miami.
Change of plans committing tomorrow at 2:30 !!
— Jerrae “Tank” Hawkins Jr 💫 (@Tankk_1k) June 25, 2023
Hawkins was initially going to announce his commitment June 26, but pushed it back to July 1.
Now, the plan is back on for the 26th, the day after Hawkins wrapped up his official visit to Penn State.
PSU and receivers coach Marques Hagans are on a hot streak. This past Tuesday, an in-state four-star, Tyseer Denmark, announced his commitment to Penn State after de-committing from Oregon. Three days later, a pair of receivers, four-star Josiah Brown (Hicksville, New York) and Peter Gonzalez (Pittsburgh) announced their commitments.
Nittany Sports Now chatted with the 5-foot-9, 165-pounder in February, and he told NSN that Penn State was “probably No. 1” on his list.
A big reason for Hawkins holding PSU in high regard is his relationship with first-year receivers coach Marques Hagans.
Like Hawkins, Hagans is from Virginia, which doesn’t hurt. Penn State offered Hawkins at the school’s annual Lasch Bash this past July, long before Hagans got hired in January.
But after Hagans got the job, Assistant Recruiting Coordinator for Personnel Rashad Rich made it a point to facetime Hawkins and introduce him to Hagans.
PSU consistently checking in on Hawkins is something that he greatly appreciates.
“Just the consistency of them talking to me,” Hawkins told NSN, “Mainly that, honestly.”
With 19 commits, Penn State’s recruiting class is currently ranked No. 6 in the country according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.