Will one of Atlanta’s most underrated prospects sign with UGA?

Will one of Atlanta’s most underrated prospects sign with UGA next week?

DaQuan Hawkins is a name for UGA fans to follow over the next five days. He’s a 6-foot-4, 300-pounder from Westlake High School who could play offensive or defensive line in college.

DL/OL DaQuan Hawkins (247sports.com)

DL/OL DaQuan Hawkins (247sports.com)

Hawkins took an official visit to UGA last weekend, and he’s scheduled to go to Missouri on Friday. Those are his only two recruiting trips, and Hawkins claims offers from both SEC schools.

“Colleges love his size, and his agility – the way he can move for his size,” Westlake coach Bryan Love told the AJC. “He plays with good leverage, and has good lateral movement.”

How as the UGA trip? “He really enjoyed it,” Love said. “He had a chance to spend a lot quality time with the coaches when he was up there. It feels like a good fit, but he’s taking this trip to Missouri. So we will see.”

When will Hawkins make his college decision? “I don’t know if he will wait until signing day. This can be an enjoyable time, and a stressful time for his family because it’s such a big decision. He may wait until signing day. Who knows with kids these days?”

Hawkins is a 3-star and rated as the state’s No. 73 overall prospect.

Here’s a scouting report on Hawkins: “I love that kid. He’s a baller. He’s going to end up in the NFL. He’s really, really good. He has to work on his grades. He’s 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds. I love that kid. He’s a (bleeping) freak of nature. And he doesn’t even know what he’s doing on the football field yet … but he’s so explosive and strong. When this kid gets to college and learns how to play the position, he’s going to be unbelievable. If he had better grades, he’d have offers from everybody. He’s just a freak.”

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