Boasting one of the top all-around skill sets of Colorado's 2014 prospects, Mark Hopper of ThunderRidge High School is looking at his college options. This year on the field for his 11-2 Grizzlies, Hopper had 57 catches, averaging nearly 19 yards per reception. Most impressive offensively, the 6-3 Hopper caught 18 touchdown passes this season. Defensively Hopper also shined with 58 tackles and two interceptions. Further, Hopper is one of the top kickers in the state with 23 touchbacks and 55 of 56 PATs.
Hopper's production in every aspect of the game has created interest for him as a kicker, receiver and defensive back. Hopper is getting very strong RMAC interest and recently Colorado School of Mines came in for a visit. When asked which side of the ball he would prefer to play on in college Hopper replies, "Anywhere I can play, I have no preference."
Hopper reports School of Mines would like him to play receiver. Hopper also says Colorado and Colorado State have shown some interest in him as a kicker.