Standing 5-11 and weighing 180 pounds with 4.62 speed in the 40, Van Hooser caught 27 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns as a junior and averaged 25.7 yards on 15 kickoff returns.
Although the three-sport athlete doesn't have any offers yet, he has been getting letters from colleges such as Vanderbilt, Tulane, Furman, Samford and Navy. A bonus is a strong academic background with a 3.8 grade point average taking honors courses.
He has taken recent unofficial visits to Samford and Tulane. He recently returned from checking out the Green Wave's campus in New Orleans and says he was impressed.
"It is a really pretty campus and I enjoyed my visit even though it was during the school break and there weren't any students there," Van Hooser says. "I was a little surprised because New Orleans was in better shape than I expected it to be."
Van Hooser says he grew up an Auburn fan and has been a regular at Tiger games. His father, a veterinarian, is an Auburn graduate.
Currently, the wide receiver says he has an open mind about where he will attend college. He notes that he hasn't set his summer camp schedule, but plans to go to a camp with his Trinity teammates at Troy University.
A member of the National Honor Society, Van Hooser also plays basketball and soccer for Trinity.