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NSD 2023 Player Profile: Donté Hawthorne

In-state running back brings the thunder to UVA backfield

NCAA Football: Abilene Christian at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NAME: Donté Hawthorne

HOMETOWN: Spotsylvania, VA

HIGH SCHOOL: Colonial Forge

POSITION: Running back



247 COMPOSITE: 85.17

Tony Elliott and his staff have emphasized in-state recruiting hard and early. Donté Hawthorne shows those efforts paying off. He flew under the radar in terms of offers from other teams but is highly rated by the recruiting service. He has an NFL back’s build and should become a nice piece of Virginia’s offensive backfield.