Kentucky has scored a commitment from Davoan Hawkins, according to 247 Sports’ Ryan Bartow.
Hawkins, who hails from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood (FL), chose Kentucky over reported other from Wisconsin, Louisville, North Carolina State, Cincinnati, and Florida Atlantic.
"One of the main reasons I chose Kentucky is I like the school," Hawkins told 247. "I like how their defensive scheme is run. It's a good place. I love the coaching staff and the weather. I loved the environment. It felt like home."
The 6-4, 246-pound Hawkins is ranked as the 34th-best defensive end in 2018 in addition to being 842nd overall recruit. He joins quarterback Jarren Williams as the lone Kentucky commitments in the 2018 class.
Mark Stoops and his staff have consistently pulled quality defenders out of Florida since coming from Florida State, including Denzil Ware, Jordan Wright, Christopher Whittaker, Regie Meant, Kendall Randolph, Chris Westry, Derrick Baity, and Blake McClain.
Here are some highlights of the newest Cat commit in action: