Hopkins picks Army!

Kelvin Hopkins, who was recently offerd by Jeff Monken and the Army coaching staff gave his verbal commitment on Wednesday, March 26th. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound quarterback from Independence High School in Charlotte, N.C., told ArmySports.com that it "feels great" to have made the call to West Point.

"Just two days ago, I decided to call Coach Jay Bateman," said Hopkins. "He was definitely happy. He said he thought I was making the right choice, but he wanted me to come with my family to West Point to be 100-percent certain. When he said that, I was even prouder of my decision because I knew if cares more about me as a person than he does a football player.

"I think when I come out of West Point I'm going to be set for life. I'll have a job right away. Not many college graduates can say that. I like Coach Monken. I've listen to all of his interviews and I think his style will be right for Army and for me as well. I'm 5-foot-10 and get a chance to play quarterback at a big time D1 program and receive an excellent education. When you look at this from 360 (degrees), it's a perfect situation. The only negative my family and I could come up with is I'll be eight hours away from Charlotte, and that's not a big deal.

"We're working on getting up [to West Point] on the 19th of April or the spring game. Now I get a chance to put my sole focus on my team and go out my senior season with the guys who I came up with. I know I won't be missing anything because I have to make a recruiting visit. My senior year is something I'm really looking forward to."

Hopkins threw for over 2,800 yards and was named first team All-Conference (SW4A) in his junior season.

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