Defensive end is where two-way player Will Hopkins of Austin (Bowie), Texas has gone on record saying that he prefers to play. Hopkins lined up at tight end Sunday at Boone Pickens Stadium because that is where he believes OSU is most interested in seeing him.
The 6-6, 230-pound Hopkins is big and ran pretty good. He also had good ball skills, but at KU'S Friday Night Lights Camp last week he was playing defense for the Jayhawks coaches.
"My dad actually grew up in Lawrence. My granddad was a professor here, so there have been family ties and stuff," Hopkins told the Kansas Scout site.
Hopkins currently holds offers from SMU, Texas State and Wyoming, and is being recruited by programs to play both defensive end and tight end - though he does tend to favor one side of the ball.
"I prefer defensive end just because that's what I've been playing for the last few years," he said. "At my school right now I'm having to play tackle but people are saying tight end as well."
Hopkins has already camped at Baylor, TCU, Houston and Kansas, and had a Saturday camp at Kansas State scheduled (7-on-7) as well as the Sunday stop at Oklahoma State. He is also going to Tulsa. He hopes to decide by early July so that he can focus on his senior year.
A couple of other future tight end prospects were at the camp in 2013 campers Cody Verhulst (6-6, 210) from Plano East and Cameron Williams (6-3, 230), of North Little Rock, Ark.