Trevor Hooper Commits to Card

Stanford football recruits from all over the country and all reaches of California, but a few key recruits are to be found in the Card's backyard this year. Trevor Hooper (Mountain View HS) announced his verbal commitment to Buddy Teevens and Stanford University this weekend, adding another talented defensive back to the 2002 class. Washington was the other finalist in Trevor's decision.

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Mountain View High Football Player Trevor Hooper Commits to Stanford

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. - January 14, 2002 - Trevor Hooper, senior at Mountain View High School, accepted a full football scholarship offer from Stanford University's new head football coach, Buddy Teevens, during his official visit to the Stanford campus over the weekend. Hooper is expected to sign his National Letter of Intent on February 6 and will support the Stanford Cardinal defense in either a safety or cornerback position.  Hooper is the first player from Mountain View High to be offered a Pac10 football scholarship.

"I was totally impressed with the academic and athletic environment at Stanford and with Coach Teevens," said Hooper. "My decision was based on the comfort level I felt with the players and the chance to be close to home, and I am honored to have a chance to become part of the Stanford Cardinal legacy."

Hooper, running back and left cornerback for the Mountain View Spartans, led his team to its first Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) El Camino Division title since 1995, finishing the season with an 8-2 record. He rushed for 1,223 yards and had 24 catches for 298 yards, scoring 14 touchdowns. He was recently named most valuable player for the SCVAL League and was selected for the second team defense in California's Central Coast Section (CCS.)

"We are very excited for Trevor and happy with his decision," said Mountain View Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Dan Navarro.  "It's great that we'll be able to follow his football career so close to home, playing for Stanford."

Hooper also participates in Mountain View's varsity track and field program, lettering in triple jump, long jump and the 4x100 relay. He competed in the CCS semi-finals in triple jump and long jump last season. An honor student, Hooper is a California Scholarship Federation member and was recognized by the 2002 National Achievement Scholarship Program for placing in the top five percent of African-Americans nationwide.

Hooper lives with his mother, Marcy, a public relations consultant, in Mountain View.  His sister Meghan, a graduate of nearby Los Altos High School, is a senior at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His father, Stix Hooper, was the drummer for jazz group The Crusaders and is now a music producer, residing in Kenmore, Washington.


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