Cedrick Hawkins

  • Pos S
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 182

Prospect Info

  • High School Cocoa
  • City Titusville, FL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Jersey #26
  • Class FR

As a Prospect

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  • Class 2023
  • Committed 1/1/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 09/09/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Projection

Power-5 Starter

Comparison

DJ Turner II Cincinnati Bengals

A feisty defensive back prospect with plenty of experience. Thin and wiry (might honestly be under 175 pounds), but plays much bigger than his size/frame suggests as he isn’t afraid to square up with a ball carrier or lower his shoulder pad and make a hit. Got varsity snaps as an eighth grader at Cocoa and will likely leave the storied program on Florida’s Space Coast with over 250 tackles, nearly 50 pass break ups and a dozen or so interceptions to his credit. Fluid backpedal and looser hips allow him to cover a ton of grass and get to the deeper parts of the field. High football IQ allows him to anticipate throws and jump routes with his advanced ball skills leading to takeaways. Hasn’t tested in over two years, but posted a respectable laser-timed 4.6 in the 40-yard dash as a ninth grader before clocking a 4.2 in the short shuttle. Was also a regional qualifier in the 200-meter dash as an 11th grader. Will eventually need to add some body arm and fill out in the lower half if he’s going to make stops near the line of scrimmage in the Big Ten or SEC, but understands that oftentimes the low man wins. Should be viewed as a versatile safety prospect that could play the deep post or come down in the box, should he bulk up a bit. Might also be able to get a look in the nickel or as a boundary corner given play style and movement patterns. Will likely need some time in a college weight room before he’s ready to go on Saturdays, but has a chance to be an impact player at the next level given everything that what we know.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also runs track (sprints, long jump) ... Regional qualifier as a junior in the 200-meter dash. Posted times of 22.46 (2.4), 22.92 (1.3) and 22.93 (0.2) that season in the race. Also clocked a wind-aided 11.13 in the 100-meter dash.

2021: Finished junior season with a career-high 117 tackles. Also credited with 10 pass deflections, four interception and three fumble recoveries for the Tigers, which went 11-2 and advanced to the FHSAA Class 4A State Championship game. Had 279 return yards and a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

2020: MaxPreps Preseason Sophomore All-American. Totaled 29 tackles and four interceptions for Cocoa. Doubled as a return man.

2019: Florida Today All-Space Coast first-team selection as a freshman. Got snaps at both cornerback and safety for a Cocoa team that made Sunshine State's 4A semifinals. Credited with 63 tackles, 13 pass breakups and five interceptions. Also made plays on special teams.

-- Andrew Ivins

Connections

  • Javian Hawkins Cousin

    Former RB at Louisville that earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2019 after totaling a school-record 1,525 rushing yards for a freshman. Went unsigned in the 2021 NFL Draft. Was a member of the LA Rams practiced squad during Super Bowl LVI season. Also had stints with Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans.

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