"They are loaded"

One of the top prospects in South Carolina for the class of 2010 has the Tigers at the top of his list.

WR/DB DeAndre Hopkins Profile

6-2, 175 pound wide receiver/defensive back prospect DeAndre Hopkins is ready to try to lead Daniel to the state championship game in Death Valley.

"Things are going pretty good for me so far," he said. "We play Easley this Friday and then T.L. Hanna. Our goal is to win the state this year."

The star athlete has still not decided which sport he will play at the next level.

Hopkins is currently considered an elite-level prospect in football and basketball.

"I have not really made a decision yet. I am not sure when I will," he said.

Hopkins has been checking in on the Tigers as they prepare to open the season.

"I have been over there a couple of times. I wanted to see how they are doing," said Hopkins. "Clemson has a bunch of talent. They are loaded. They should do good."

The Tigers, who offered in late-June after attending one of Tommy Bowden's summertime camps, continue to hold a strong lead for the Daniel standout.

"Clemson is still my favorite, still my favorite," said Hopkins.

Don't expect a commitment from the two-sport standout until 2009.

"Yeah I will wait until some time next year," said Hopkins.

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.

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