Spring ball begins March 5.
NCAA Football: Southern California at Boston College
2015: The experienced Hawkins was moved from cornerback to free safety in 2015 spring practice and did so well that he will battle to start in 2015.
2014: Hawkins will battle for playing time at cornerback as a redshirt freshman in 2014.
2013: Hawkins, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2013 after graduating a semester early from high school, redshirted as a freshman cornerback in 2013, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2012 honors included Prep Star All-American Dream Team, ESPN 150, Rivals 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and All-CIF Inland Division as a senior cornerback and wide receiver in 2012 at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High, which went 10-3. He had 56 tackles, 2 interceptions, 6 deflections, 1 forced fumble and 1 blocked field goal on defense in 2012 and 14 receptions for 193 yards (13.8 avg.) with 2 TDs on offense.
As a 2011 junior, he made All-CIF Inland Division as he had 32 tackles and 2 interceptions. Rancho Cucamonga went 11-2 in 2011. Current Trojan Randall Telfer also prepped at Rancho Cucamonga.
PERSONAL: He is a policy, planning and development major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH CHRIS HAWKINS
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT CHRIS HAWKINS
USC outside linebacker-safety Su'a Cravens: “He’s a natural safety. He knows how to read plays. He’s really good at understanding route concepts and diagnosing routes.”