Justin Hawkins (right), a 6-6, 195-pound forward from Anaheim, California, cancelled his visit to Notre Dame this weekend. The Irish landed Omari Isreal. Hawkins was supposed to visit Notre Dame on September 13th. The Irish have a big football game this weekend against Michigan so Hawkins' free ticket to the big battle has been voided due to the Isreal commitment.
Hawkins will visit Marquette on September 20th, Utah on September 27th and DePaul on October 4th. Pittsburgh has also started to make some contact with Hawkins, who has not ruled out the Panthers.
During the summer, Hawkins had a solid ABCD in Teaneck, New Jersey and also helped the LA Rockfish gain the Three Stripes final. Hawkins, who already has achieved a qualifying SAT score, bounces up and down the court real well and finishes nicely in transition. He will need to strengthen his frame to be a more reliable finisher around the basket on the college level. But this is easily correctable.