AFL clubs are queueing up for the son of former Hawthorn and Richmond defender Mark Graham after he revealed his intentions to pursue a football career recently.

Tom Graham, 17, has turned his back on lures of basketball scholarships in the USA and looms as a potential father-son recruit for the Hawks.

"I had the discussion with him the other day, saying 'you need to be all in here, it's not something you can do half-hearted'," father Mark said.