Hopson Happy with Visit

Scotty Hopson is widely considered the top basketball prospect from the Blue Grass state of Kentucky. Hopson spurned the home state Wildcats to play for the Bulldogs of Mississippi State. Scotty and his fellow commitments took their official visit to Starkville this past weekend.

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Scotty got to enjoy his official visit with future signing classmates Dee Bost and Romero Osby.

"Me and Romero got to hang out with Dee for the first time," said Scotty. "This was the first time we got to come together as a team and hang out. It was real nice."

The trio got to put their skills on display on the new hard court floor of Humphrey Coliseum.

"We played a little 21 and some one-on-one games in the Hump," said Hopson. "You know we have to get in the gym to make each other better. We had a real good time."

It appears the highlight of the weekend was the ability to build on the relationships with future teammates.

"It was a real bonding experience," said Scotty. "I knew once we got together we were all going to be cool with each other. With three of the top players in the country coming together, I knew we were going to be cool. Now we just have to take that friendship and that bond on to the basketball court."

While there were nice meals, a Homecoming football game and the royal red carpet treatment, Scotty enjoyed the time with current and future Bulldogs the best.

"The best part of the trip was just the three of us coming together and interacting with each other," said Hopson. "Meeting the other players was really cool too. They all were real cool to me. They all told me that they can't wait for me to get there and that they are looking forward to all of us playing together. They say they can't wait for me to be an official member of the Bulldogs. They really made me feel welcome."

Scotty's chance to become an official member of the Bulldogs is just a few weeks away. It appears that any questions about Hopson's college destination can be put to rest.

"My commitment was already 100% solid before I went on the visit," said Scotty. "It's all behind me and now I am just focused on high school and my basketball season in high school. That's what I am looking forward to now."

Scotty plans to sign in the early signing period that begins November, 13th.

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