Allen QB Transferring to Frisco Emerson


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Four-star quarterback Mike Hawkins Jr. is transferring from Allen High School to Frisco Emerson High School.

The Dallas Morning News reports that his father, former Dallas Cowboy Mike Hawkins Sr., decided that Mike Jr. and his brother Maliek would leave the Allen program after an alleged vandalism incident at their home.

Hawkins Jr. will be a senior this coming season and is the No.15 quarterback prospect in the country, according to 247Sports.

He has 13 Division I scholarship offers from schools, including Oklahoma (his dad’s alma mater), Arkansas, Alabama, Cincinnati, and Michigan.

The quarterback is scheduled to announce his commitment at the end of this month, and Arkansas and Oklahoma are the favorites to land him.

Hawkins Jr. was a two-year starter for the Allen Eagles and led the team to the 6A Division I state semifinals in 2021. The 2022 Allen football team lost to Lewisville in the bi-district round.

As a sophomore in 2021, he threw for 2,807 yards and 21 touchdowns while earning the Newcomer of the Year Award for District 5-6A.

As a junior this past season, he threw for over 2,000 yards again with 20 touchdowns, and he has 1,130 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns in his career.

Maliek is a sophomore cornerback with a scholarship offer from the University of Arkansas.

Frisco Emerson is entering its second season as a varsity football program and is coached by incoming Texas High School Coaches Association president Kendall Miller.

Emerson went 9-2 and lost to Colleyville in the bi-district round of the 5A Division II playoffs in its inaugural season.

Allen is bringing in Bellevue East High School’s (Nebraska) Mikey Gow, who some know from social media as a promising ambidextrous quarterback.

Gow’s family is moving to the area, where he hopes to have a better chance of getting recruited by college programs thanks to the different approaches and coaching he can get in Texas.

“I’m going to get a lot of extra film, and there are a lot more coaches here in Texas, especially with Allen. So, I feel like I have a better chance of being recruited down here; not that I didn’t in Nebraska, but the chances are even greater,” Gow told Best Version Media.

Gow will join the Allen program as a junior and will likely compete to be the starting quarterback.

“I’m going to work my hardest and leave that decision up to the coaches for now; we’ll just see where that takes me.”

The Dallas Express reached out to both Allen and Frisco athletic departments, but neither would comment on the transfers.

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