Posted On: 03/30/17 3:30 AM

Southwest senior quarterback Brennan Hawkins is taking a risk but is going after what he wants – not just what looks like a sure thing. Hawkins has had interest to play football from many of the Minnesota Division III programs as well as some preferred walk-on options in the Midwest, but he has always wanted to go to college outside of the Midwest and see if he has what it takes to earn a spot on a Division I roster.

Minneapolis Southwest had a tough football season, but Hawkins is encouraged by the program's improvement during his three years on varsity.

"It was a rough season, but it was better than last year," Hawkins said. "We got a win, and we were in a lot of games. We had more experienced players than last year, and they are going to have even more returning players next year. They have been working hard, and I think they are turning things around. I am feeling good about the program."

On the personal side Hawkins feels he could have done more, but overall is happy with his season.

"We didn't win enough games,

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