After receiving an offer from Clemson in October, four-star defensive tackle Aeneas Hawkins is in the process of planning a return trip to Clemson.
The Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School product made his first visit to Clemson in the spring.
Clemson began communicating with Hawkins in late March, and he met with a few of Clemson’s coaches, including defensive ends coach Marion Hobby, at the Orange and White spring game in April.
What has Hawkins heard from Clemson since the Tigers offered?
“They liked my film from this year,” Hawkins told The Clemson Insider, “and at this point it’s just about trying to get down for another visit.”
Hawkins also has offers from Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Tennessee among others.
The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder was a first-team all-conference performer as a junior despite playing with a banged up shoulder.
“It went well,” Hawkins said of his season. “Moeller played the second-toughest schedule in the country according to USA Today, so I played against some great linemen.”
Hawkins is hearing the most from Florida State, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Penn State and Clemson right now.
He said he doesn’t have any leaders at this time.
“Not yet,” Hawkins said. “I just am trying to find where I feel the most sought after at.”
Asked if Clemson is in good standing, though, Hawkins responded, “Oh yeah. They’re one of my favorites in my head.”
Hawkins plans to make a decision on May 10.
“The education and way players get treated will be the two most important things,” Hawkins said of what he is looking for in a school. “All the rest is just about how you come in and work. I know all of the schools recruiting me will be top-notch programs and the facilities will also be top-notch. The only other thing I’ll take a good look at is the coaching staff and where I fit in the defense.”