ICTV: Scouting UNC LB Tyrone Hopper

Breaking down UNC pledge Tyrone Hopper through senior season footage.

Led by a defense full of major college prospects, nationally ranked Roswell (Ga.) High is undefeated and heading into the second round of the GHSAA AAAAAA playoffs on Friday night. Within that 3-4 defense – at outside linebacker – is North Carolina pledge Tyrone Hopper.

Hopper reads and reacts quickly to the offense and immediately pursues the ball. What the 6-foot-3, 201-pounder lacks in bulk he compensates with his length, quickness, and ability to shed blocks. He’s actually more likely to make a play within the tackle box than outside of it.

The aforementioned attributes also help Hopper when blitzing. He pursues swiftly, but remains controlled so to not overrun the play.


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