Tyneil Hopper (Photo by John Garcia, Jr.)

One of the top Peach State prospects, TE Tyneil Hopper, is taking his time with the process

One of the top tight ends in the South, Tyneil Hopper is up to 15 scholarship offers and more could be on the way.

One of the top tight end prospects in the South, Tyneil Hopper has seen 15 college football programs offer him scholarships through the month of May. 

"I recently got offered by Pitt," he said.

The Roswell (Ga.) three-star, who also has the ability to play linebacker, is now headed to perhaps the most crucial stretch in his recruitment. 

"I'm most likely going to break it down during the summer, after spring ball," Hopper said. "It will be a top five, top eight, over the summer. I'm still looking into all of the schools."

Regional programs Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina are already on the offer list while an in-state power and a national brand remain in contact.  

"I'm still talking to schools that haven't offered me, like Georgia and Oregon," he said. "I'm gonna see what all happens after spring."


No matter what, a busy visit slate this summer will help Hopper trim his list. There aren't any set plans but a pair of fairly new offering programs will each get him on campus for the first time next month.

"I'm going to be visiting West Virginia and Pitt this summer, in June," he said. "Every school is communicating with me, some communicate with me a little more.

"Most of them are prioritizing me." 

Projected to play a traditional tight end position at some programs with some flex and even wide receiver discussion elsewhere, the list trim could put a handful of schools atop the rest or the process could even be accelerated further. 

"Most likely by the end of the summer I will cut it down more, but a decision may come during the season, mid-season maybe," Hopper said. "But if I find the right school at the right time then..."

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