The Florida Gators continued their faster than usual pace through the 2013 football recruiting cycle. Historically an equal player throughout the entire cycle, Florida has slightly changed gears under head coach Will Muschamp who has brought with him a philosophy of filling the class early. On Monday, Columbus, GA (Carver) wide receiver Marqui Hawkins became the latest member of the 2013 class and the 16th total commitment for the Gators despite it only being May.
At 6’2″, 190 pounds, Hawkins has good size for a receiver, but has also been mentioned as a prospect at defensive back. Currently listed as a WR, Hawkins is rated No. 100 at his position by 247Sports and No. 42 by Rivals. He becomes the third wide receiver in the class thus far. Hawkins joins Rodney Adams and Ahmad Fulwood at a position desperately in need of depth. The Gators are looking for size at the position and all three currently fit that bill with each commitment being 6’1″ or taller.
Hawkins’ commitment to Florida was first reported by Andrew Spivey of Gator Country.