June 25, 2024

The Oklahoma Sooners had a promising start to a significant day in recruiting as Maliek Hawkins officially committed to the team, marking the 12th addition to OU’s 2025 class. Hawkins, the sixth defensive recruit and second defensive back to join the group, expressed his excitement, citing Coach Valai’s influence and the positive experience he had during a spring practice. He emphasized the privilege of playing college football, especially at a renowned program like Oklahoma.

Maliek Hawkins, Frisco Emerson, Cornerback

Ranked as a top-70 cornerback nationally and a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite Player Rankings, Hawkins is eager to showcase his skills at Oklahoma. He believes in his ability as a press corner and is confident about his versatility to play different defensive positions. Hawkins feels a sense of comfort and familiarity with the program, particularly due to his connections with current players and his family ties to Oklahoma football.

Maliek Hawkins, Frisco Emerson, Cornerback

As the younger brother of current Oklahoma quarterback Michael Hawkins and the son of former OU defensive back Mike Hawkins, Maliek aims to continue his family’s legacy at the university. He is enthusiastic about the potential of the 2025 recruiting class and is already looking forward to recruiting other talented prospects to join him at Oklahoma.

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