Carnell Hopson said that he is being recruited by Harold Etheridge and that he likes everything he is hearing so far. He is still talking to family and coaches about his status, but repeatedly said that he is "very close" to committing to being a Panther.
The 6-2, 240 lb. Defensive End said that he has an official visit to GSU scheduled for January 11th, and may commit that day. However, he is also playing in the D.L. Scott Coalition Bowl Senior All-Star Game at the Georgia Dome this weekend, and says that if he really likes playing in the Dome, he may go ahead and commit to GSU.