Hawkins checks out Trojans

Chris Hawkins (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) and his father visited USC Tuesday afternoon. Hawkins was able to sit in on special teams and position meetings, then stayed for the entire practice.

When Hawkins made the trip to USC two weeks ago to receive an offer from the Trojans, he wasn't able to speak with head coach Lane Kiffin. This time, according to Hawkins' father Armond, Kiffin remained after practice to speak with him.

"He said he was glad Chris has made it two weeks in a row and he hopes he keeps coming back," Armond Hawkins said via text message. "All of the coaches paid attention to Chris today."

Hawkins has developed a good relationship with defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders, and Sanders again spent time with Hawkins after practice. The coaches will have another chance this week to make an impression on Hawkins, as the standout corner will be at USC again on Thursday.