Hooper Down to Two

<b>Trevor Hooper</b> is a 6-1, 190-pound DB/Safety prospect out of Mountain View, California and Hooper has started to get proactive with regards to recruiting. So it should be no surprise to find that some schools have been taken off his list. Two, however, remain constant. Who are they?

Right now, I'm really only looking at Stanford and Washington," Hooper told Dawgman.com last night. "I've sent in my application to Stanford and it's under review. I'm going to take trips to both schools and I have no leader."

Illinois was expecting Hooper to take a trip to see them last weekend, but he cancelled. "I just want to stay in the Pac-10 and live on the West Coast," he said. "So they are out of the picture."

Hooper will be visiting Washington this weekend with his parents. "Coach (Tim) Hundley has really been talking up the program lately," Trevor said. "He's been telling me how great they are. I've also talked to Coach Neuheisel on the phone and he's a great guy to talk to. I expect to have a great time on my trip this weekend."

Here are Hooper's thoughts on his favorites.

Washington - "It's such a pretty area up there and I really like Seattle. The football program speaks for itself. They have a huge tradition and fan base. The whole town is like, 'Go Huskies!'. And the stadium is really impressive. And their recruiting program is great too. They've been really interested in me from the start."

Stanford - "Well, I only live about 10 minutes away from their campus, so that's a real plus. Coach Willingham is a respected coach and their team is playing really well right now. And of course the academics are second to none."

Trevor will be visiting the Cardinal on January 11th and knows that he won't make a decision until after that time. "I'm just enjoying my time off from football, getting back into lifting and just getting deep into the recruiting process," he said.

Hooper was named MVP of his team as well as MVP of the El Camino Division of the Santa Clara Valley League. He racked up 1600 all-purpose yards and scored 15 times for Mountain View this past season. Because of his exploits, he was nominated for an all-star game in Australia, but has declined the offer.

We will be in touch with Trevor after his official visit to Washington this weekend.

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