Hopkins has a lot of upside considering his frame, and how much effort he displays getting after the ball carrier. You could easily see him growing into becoming an OL or continue to develop on the defensive line where shows versatility at SDE and DT. Love the energy and drive he shows as a lineman too, and think the 2020 athlete can potentially grow into an OT by the end of his HS career. Hopkins did play some OLB this year, and in two games he totaled 18 tackles at that position, but for the most part he line up at DE and TE/H-back. No doubt the jumbo athlete has some good upside at the college. His versatility was on full display this season, shows pretty quickness coming out his stance and is always an aggressive football player. Hopkins finished the year averaging 6.3 tackles per game, 13 tackles for loss, 7 sacks and a whopping 35 QB hurries. Hopkins tested out at our combine this spring and his explosive 9’4″ broad jump at his frame is eye-popping to go along with his impressive 4.46 shuttle time and it’s obvious why so many D1 schools have them on his radar. That sort of agility and short-space explosiveness would make for a dominating athlete on the edge on either side of the football, I just personally think he is a great fit at SDE. Dead lift is now at 460 lbs. and continuing to impress on the academic side of things improving his ACT from a 27 to a 30.
2018 ACCOLADES – LCHS Defensive MVP & 1st Team All Region-DL