Trevis Hopper earned a spot on Scout's top underclassmen list from Sunday's The Opening New Orleans regional camp thanks to his burst off the ball during 1-on-1 reps against offensive linemen.
The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Hopper has already emerged as a high-major defensive line prospect for the 2019 class with offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and hometown Memphis.
The Memphis Central standout got a chance to visit LSU earlier in March and came away impressed.
"They said they like my speed off the ball. They like my burst," said Hopper, a potentially positoin- and scheme-versatile lineman who plays D-end for his high school team. "They said that's what they look for in a player -- how they come off the ball -- and everything else is coachable.
"(LSU) felt like home. I'm from Memphis and it felt like I was in Memphis. One of our guys that came from Central, Frank Herron, he's down there, so I've got somebody down there you can kinda ask questions and they're not gonna sugarcoat anything with you.
Hopper said LSU likes him as a defensive end in the Tigers' primarily odd front.
Louisville is another program that has already offered Hopper that he visited earlier this semester.
"They want me at defensive end, too. Louisville is a great school, too. It's kinda messed up," Hopper said with a laugh, "because I pay more attention to the offensive side of the ball because -- come on, now -- Lamar Jackson."
For now, Hopper plans to concentrate on improving his game in preparation for his junior season. "Speed and burst off the ball" are areas he wants to improve this fall.
As for more visits, Hopper said they will come.
"There's plenty more coming up this summer," he said. "We're gonna try to hit all the schools that have interest me."