"It wasn't his choice; it was my choice. He didn't really recruit me here, it was more (assistant) coach (Mark) Helfrich," Cody Hawkins said. "I'm totally glad I came here and I know it hasn't been the rosiest of a career for me. But I've learned a lot about myself as a person and as a player and as a man. I think I've learned more during these experiences than I would have anywhere else."