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Aeneas Hawkins

Aeneas Hawkins      DT | 6-2 | 280
247Sports ★★★   ESPN ★★★★   Rivals ★★★★
Selected Penn State over Alabama, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt

"Penn State is getting a driven athlete who will succeed both in the classroom and on the field."

High School: Three-year letterman for head coach John Rodenberg at Moeller High School...Served as team captain in 2017...Helped the Crusaders to a 10-4 record and a Great Catholic League (GCL) title as a freshman...Played for U-19 National Team USA in International Bowl IX in January 2018...Earned all-city and all-region honors as a junior...Named to all-district team as a junior...Was a first-team All-GCL South selection...Had 70 tackles with 8.0 sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior...Tallied 60 tackles, 12.0 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles as a sophomore...Had 40 stops and 5.0 sacks as a freshman...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Ranked No. 46 at defensive tackle and No. 25 prospect in Ohio by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 29 defensive tackle, No. 11 prospect in Ohio and No. 22 in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 22 defensive tackle and No. 13 in Ohio by Rivals...Earned letters in track and field in the shotput and 8-man rugby.

Personal: Full name is Aeneas James Hawkins...Son of Carrie and Artrell Hawkins...Has four sisters, Makayla Stover, Aria Hawkins, Azarae Hawkins and Atalia Hawkins...Father, Artrell Jr., played football at the University of Cincinnati and had an 11-year NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots...Grandfather, Artrell Sr., played football at the University of Pittsburgh and for the Pittsburgh Steelers...Uncle, Andrew Hawkins, played football at the University of Toledo and for seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns...Cousin, Carlton Haslreig wrestled at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and also played in the NFL for seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets...Cousin, Gerry Simon, played football at the University of Maryland and went on to become the all-time Canadian Football League (CFL) receiving leader after a 15-year career...Was elected to the CFL Hall of Fame...Cousin, Jeff Richardson, played football at Michigan State University and then for the New York Jets where he was part of the Super Bowl III Championship team...Hobbies include playing the piano, boxing and playing chess...Volunteered with Matthew 25 Ministries, Correyville Catholic Partnership and Night for the Fight...Plans to major in communications and would like to become a sports broadcaster...Born May 10, 2000 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2018 Signing Day Central