Northern Cal DB Names a Leader

The Washington Huskies have already tapped in the Bay Area to corral a top defensive back in Bishop O'Dowd's Matt Fountaine. With Trestin George and Eric Frampton also looking closely at the school based in Seattle, you can add another name to that elite list.

Trevor Hooper plays running back and defensive back for Mountain View High School in Mountain View, California, and the 6-1, 190-pound athlete likes what he sees up north.

"I'd say Washington is my leader right now," Hooper told "Coach (Tim) Hundley's been great. He's made things very comfortable so far."

Coach Hundley was very complimentary to Trevor when talking about his play. "He told me that he saw a video of me and was impressed. It's pretty casual conversation when we talk, which is nice. He said that I'm a smooth runner, a fluid runner. And they like the way I hit."

Hooper certainly has the physical attributes to be a star at the next level. He's run a 4.42 40 and has a 235-pound bench and 400-pound squat to his credit. He can also add a 36-inch vertical jump to his numbers.

On the football field Trevor has already put his stuff on display, racking up over 1300 yards of total offense and 15 touchdowns as a junior, earning All-League honors. This season, Mountain View is 6-1, good enough for 1st place in their league. Hooper has once again been a big part of their success, going for 800 yards on ground and 300 yards through the air, scoring 8 times along the way.

It's ironic then, with all of his offensive play-making capabilities that Washington is recruiting Hooper to play defensive back, but Trevor doesn't mind at all. "On offense, I can run over you or around you," he said. "I shake to make people miss. I'm smart too. I can bounce to the outside if I see a hole. If a play looks like it's going to go for negative yardage, I can get it back. On defense, I'm aggressive. I just do my role to help the team, whatever that needs to be. I like the fact that I can contribute to a total team effort." Trevor has one interception so far this year.

He doesn't mind getting a little vocal too, especially if it's after a big play. "I like to pump up our guys," he said. "I try to make plays to spark the team. I love to celebrate and get fired up."

Along with the Huskies, UCLA, Illinois, Stanford and Arizona are the other schools recruiting Trevor the hardest right now. There are no offers on the table, but Hooper has set up an official visit for December 14th, and also plans on visiting the Illini, Bruins and Cardinal before making his final decision.

We'll be in touch with Trevor when he gets back from his official visit to Washington. Top Stories