Wide receiver Brad Hawkins, a 2016 signee from Camden High in New Jersey, announced Friday that he will not be enrolling at Michigan and will attend prep school next season.
I will be balling at Suffield Academy next year for a prep year— bhawk6 (@bradhawkins9) July 8, 2016
Hawkins is a former four-star prospect and was a the 55th-ranked wide receiver in the 2016 class, per 247 Sports. He was among six players from the state of New Jersey to commit to the program in the cycle, joining defensive end Ron Johnson, defensive tackles Michael Dwumfour and Rashan Gary, wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell and running back Kareem Walker.
Rumors about Hawkins’ status began swirling as the freshman class arrived on campus and he was not yet enrolled, according to U-M’s student directory. He was waiting for clearance from the NCAA to determine if he was eligible before he enrolled.
It remains to be seen what his future could be in Ann Arbor. It is possible he could return following a year of prep school, but that is not known at this time.