Hopkins Wondering If Interest Is Mutual

Plucking talent out of the Pacific Northwest has always been important to the University of Oregon. Spokane (WA) Gonzaga Prep School four-star athlete Charlie Hopkins is the type of player that the Ducks have targeted in years past. But are the Ducks interested in Hopkins?

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"I do not. No."

Have you had any contact with any of the coaches from Oregon?

"Yeah I have."

Which coaches have you had contact with?

"Coach (Steve) Greatwood."

How often do you speak with Coach Greatwood?

"I've called him once and we've only e-mailed back once."

In your conversations did he ever mention potentially offering?

"Not really. He just told me that they'd start recruiting me at offensive tackle and that's about it."

What would you say your overall interest in Oregon is?

"I'm interested but I don't know. It's kind of hard to explain. They haven't offered me, so I don't know if the interest is coming back or anything."

When you think about Oregon, is there anything that captures your interest?

"It's just fun watching them play."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I'm a big guy, great footwork, and a great motor."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"Well I normally play defensive end so I just really like watching Jared Allen play. I think he's amazing."

Are most schools looking at you at offensive tackle or defensive end?

"Everyone is looking at me for defensive end, except Oregon."

Do you have a preference as far as what you'd like to play?

"I haven't played offensive tackle yet. I think I will this next year, so we'll see how that goes and see if I like it."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Academics, playing time, and then the overall program."

What offers do you currently hold from other schools?

"I have five. (They are) Stanford, Washington, Washington State, Idaho, and Oregon State."

Is anyone leading at this point, or is there any schools out there that you'd like to hear more from?

"I really like Stanford and Washington. I went and saw those two schools over spring break."

What other unofficial visits have you taken and do you have plans to take any more?

"Yeah I went and saw Washington and Stanford and I think I'm going to go see Washington's spring game next Friday. And I went down to Washington State's Junior Day."

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