USC offer changes things for Hawkins 

March, 10, 2012
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Cornerback Chris Hawkins was set to commit to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, but those plans were upended with a call from USC recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron Friday morning.

Orgeron spoke with Chris Hawkins' father, Armond, and offered the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., cornerback a scholarship. Hawkins, a member of the ESPNU 150 Watch List, was at track practice at the time, but quickly headed over to USC.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback had attended USC’s junior day last month, but was disappointed to leave without an offer from the Trojans. Friday's events turned things around quickly.