Ohio State Overview: Kierre Hawkins is a second-year freshman who red-shirted the 2016 campaign ... he is exploring majors.
More on Kierre: Hawkins was the first of Ohio State's three tight ends in his recruiting class to commit, doing so in October of 2014 ... he was a consensus 4-star prospect (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN) who had experience at running back, wildcat quarterback, receiver, and on defense for coach Devlin Culliver's Maple Heights teams ... he was rated as high as the No. 11 tight end prospect by both 247Sports and Rivals and ESPN ranked him as a Top 30 athlete ... he was the No. 3 tight end in the Midwest according to Scout and the No. 12 player in the Ohio senior class, according to 247Sports ... was also named all-Midwest Region by Prepstar ... Hawkins received third-team Associated Press Division I all-state honors as a senior when he helped his team to a 7-3 overall mark ... this coming after he helped his school to the state playoffs as a junior in 2014 when he scored 14 touchdowns and rushed for 803 yards ... Hawkins is the son of Connie & Sterlie Jones, and Wilbur & Kelly Hawkins.
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