To say that Marqui Hawkins has been an a football odyssey of late would be an understatement.
In April of this year, Hawkins decided to transfer from Florida, ultimately landing at UAB in June. Forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA bylaws, the wide receiver watched as his future teammates became his former teammates thanks to the university’s administration killing off the Blazers football program. 10 days later, Hawkins has landed on his football feet.
As all of the cool kids are doing these days, Hawkins announced via Twitter that he has decide to continue his collegiate playing career at Indiana.
The NCAA has already determined that any UAB player transferring to another FBS program will have immediate eligibility.
Hawkins, who will have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015, was a three-star member of the Gators’ 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 50 receiver in the country coming out of high school in Macon, Ga. He took a redshirt as a true freshman in 2013.
As it turns out, Hawkins might not be the only former UAB skill-position player to land with the Hoosiers.
All-Conference USA running back Jordan Howard is being recruited by numerous schools, including IU. He’s met face-to-face with coaches from Vanderbilt, Nevada and Middle Tennessee State, and has visited IU as well with his former teammate.
Hawkins stated that Howard has “a couple more visits to make before he makes a decision.”