10.Jul.2013 Message from Will Hopkin’s Dad
This might get lost in the General Discussion, so I’m reposting here.
Full Disclosure – I am Will’s dad…
-He has 5 to play 4, long story – AF Prep is like 5th year of High School. Navarro was “safety valve” Left Air Force Prep (just not his thing) after 2013 Signing Day so scramble to find opportunity
-2012 Austin, TX Bowie H.S. Grad, Played mostly DE in H.S. (WR/TE Fresh/Soph. years) at about 225 – Offers from SMU, Wyoming, Colorado State, Texas State, Air Force, 3* DE on Rivals/Scout
-Currently 6’7″/255/4.8/4.35 shuttle
-Coach Riley wants him as TE, though mentioned DE as well.
-2013 Preferred walk-ons at Texas, Kansas State, UTSA
-Love at first sight on official visit (June 5-7) to OSU – Corvallis, school, campus, the program and especially the coaches – Riley, Cav, Beck…
-Official visit to Oregon June 12-14, liked it but was waiting to hear on 2013 scholarship (after NCAA ruling), when he decided he wanted OSU regardless – it “felt like home”
-In Corvallis and in Bridge program now.
Link to some speed, footwork, position drills etc. and some game film showing off-the-ground movement taken about 1 month ago (He’s at 256 right now):
Here is a link to his offensive highlights from last season at AF Prep – Fall 2012 (playing RT – OUT OF POSITION and at about 240):
Here is a link to Will’s Defensive highlights from High School – Fall 2011 (he was playing at about 225-230 then):
And video working out at TE at Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas State Summer of 2011 (he was about 225 then).