WR/DB DeAndre Hopkins Profile
6-2, 175 pound two-way standout DeAndre Hopkins put on an impressive performance Friday night leading Daniel to a 24-7 win over region rival Belton-Honea Path.
"It was a pretty good game," Hopkins told CUTigers.com afterwards. "It was for the regional championship. I knew it would be a tough game. I had an interception. I almost took it to the house."
In the fourth quarter DeAndre also had a long catch and run that helped setup a critical Daniel touchdown.
"We needed that. It was a clutch catch. The coach said if I get you the ball can you make a play. I told him to get me the ball," said Hopkins.
Saturday DeAndre made the trip to Death Valley to watch the Tigers.
"I liked it," he said. "Even though they lost I really liked it. The coaches really pumped up the players. They showed they are with the team. I really liked that."
Most recruiting enthusiasts will remember that Hopkins has the potential to play two sports at the next level - football and basketball.
"I haven't made any decisions yet. I will give you a call once I decide," said Hopkins when asked which sport he'd like to focus on at the next level.
Where does the hometown team [Clemson] stand right now?
"I can't say they are on top because I don't have a top five or anything yet. I am not making a choice right now. I like them a lot. That is all I can say," replied Hopkins.
"I will make a decision when the time is right. I don't want to rush it. I don't know when it will be."
Academics will come first when the Daniel standout makes his college selection.
"Graduating will be the most important thing. School will be more important than anything else," said Hopkins.
Considering Daniel is already 8-0 on the season, there's a good chance Hopkins could be playing for a state championship later this year - inside Death Valley where this year's AAA title game will be played.
How would he feel to play in the state championship game inside Death Valley?
"Oh man, that would be a dream come true," replied Hopkins.
The Tigers have gotten the only visits from the future Scout 100 prospect this fall.
"I have just been to Clemson. I was going to go to the Georgia game against Tennessee, but I didn't make the trip," Hopkins added.
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