WR DeAndre Hopkins Profile
And it didn't take long for the Clemson coaching staff to extend a verbal scholarship offer.
6-2, 175 pound two-way standout DeAndre Hopkins participated in the Tommy Bowden football camp and the 7-on-7 tournament earlier this month and came away feeling pretty good about his performances.
"It went good," he told CUTigers.com afterwards. "I had a chance to work with the coaches and show them what I could do. We got to show them a lot during the 7-on-7 tournament.
"Clemson offered me that same day. I guess they liked what they saw so they decided to go ahead and offer."
The future Scout Top 100 prospect was not surprised by the Clemson offer, but he was glad to get it in the books.
"I was sort of expecting Clemson to offer at some point," he said. "It really didn't boost anything too much. I have always liked Clemson."
Before coming close to making a verbal commitment, Hopkins will need to decide which sport he plans to play at the next level. As a star basketball and football player, he could realistically go either way.
"I really can't answer that yet. It is still up in the air," said Hopkins. "I probably won't be deciding anything about where I'm going soon. I'll probably wait."
Daniel High will be filled with college recruiters next fall.
"Yeah I am hearing from South Carolina a little bit. I am also hearing from North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Auburn and Virginia," said Hopkins.
What other camps or visits are planned for this summer?
"The only other thing I have planned right now is another 7-on-7 tournament," he said. "We will be going to play at Tennessee in July."
Hopkins, who could play either safety or receiver at the next level, was a bigger factor on defense last year for the 11-2 Lions, but still managed to bring in 12 catches for 271 yards and four touchdowns.
Defensively, he was partly responsible for the Daniel secondary recording a mind-boggling 29 interceptions, including 14 brought in my Hopkins himself.
"I hope to get to play more offense this year," Hopkins added.
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