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.