LAFAYETTE — Louisiana transfer quarterback Brayden Hawkins will be cleared by the NCAA to play in 2019 according to Inside the Eye analyst Josh Lemoine.
Lemoine broke the news to ESPN 1420's Scott Prather Thursday.
Hawkins is listed as a redshirt freshman on the Cajuns roster. He committed to play at Maryland University last year but instead transferred to Northwest Mississippi Community College. Hawkins originally committed to UTEP out of high school. NCAA rules generally require a player to sit out a season after transferring from one school to another, but the governing body of collegiate athletics reserves the right to grant players a waiver.
The 6-foot-2-inch quarterback out of North Carolina could compete for the start job with semi-incumbent-starter Levi Lewis