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Michigan Football Recruiting: What 2016 WR Brad Hawkins Brings To The Wolverines

Taking a look at what the four-star receiver brings to the program.

Michigan added a member to its 2016 recruiting class in wide receiver Brad Hawkins (Camden, New Jersey) on Friday afternoon.

Hawkins is a four-star prospect and the 38th-ranked wide receiver in the class, according to the 247 Composite Ranking. The biggest thing he brings without taking a look at his film is another piece from New Jersey to held solidify Michigan's pipeline to the East coast.

At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Hawkins is a physical wide receiver with above-average height. He is not the fastest by any means, but he does appear to get faster as he gathers momentum down the field.

He is a true red-zone target that adjusts to the football and makes plays at the highest point. He has big hands and uses them well to catch the ball. He is not a playmaker, but does flash the ability to make moves to get behind the secondary and get open down the field.

Hawkins needs to improve a bit as a route runner, but has the look of a nice match-up wide receiver you can line up in the slot or someone on the outside that can grab a jump ball.