NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.
Goal No. 10: NEVER GIVE UP. Never, never, never.
#10 Brenen Hawkins
True Freshman | 6-3 | 213 lbs. | Colleyville, Texas
- Position: Wide Receiver
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Redshirt
- Status: On Scholarship
Brenen Hawkins (b. Dec. 10, 2001) is a true red zone-threat of a wide receiver from Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas, who plans on majoring in business.
Although he enrolled in time for spring practices and thus has an above-average chance of seeing the field this fall, he probably still will redshirt in 2021.
Hawkins played his senior season for the Panthers under head coach Kirk Martin, helping Heritage to earn an 8-2 record and a trip to the regional round of the Texas Class 5A Division I state playoffs.
He previously played his junior season at Godley High School, posting 50 receptions for 963 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Hawkins earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior from the Texas Sports Writers Association and Texas Associated Press Sports Editors, in addition to first-team all-district honors.
Hawkins’ primary recruiter was former wide receivers coach and current tight ends/fullbacks coach Jason Ray.
“Hawkins is a huge, physical target on the outside. He’s a physical mismatch for all corners and most safeties. His ability to go up and and make contested catches down the field is his elite skill. He uses his large frame to box out smaller corners and make catches that are otherwise well defended. He’s a defensive coordinator’s nightmare in the read zone because he’s open up top even when he’s covered down below. His size allows a quarterback to put the ball in safe spots where only he can come down with the catch.”
Drew said Hawkins compares favorably to Chabastin Taylor in terms of his frame and skills.