CORVALLIS – One of the Beav quarterbacks vying for the starting job was cracklin' sharp on Monday.…
Beavs add walk on Texas TE
He might also be an option as a long snapper.
Hopkins spent last year at the Air Force Academy's prep school but decided it wasn't the right fit.
Hopkins (6-7, 255) was also being pursued by Oregon and others but a recent unofficial visit to OSU sealed the deal.
HOPKINS MADE HIS mark at Bowie as a defensive end and offensive tackle, and at prep school this past season at o-tackle.
But he'll move to perhaps a more natural spot at Oregon State, tight end, for his size, weight and skills set.
Hopkins was a 3-star, 230-pound rangy prospect in 2012 who held offers from Wyoming, Colorado State, SMU and Texas State in addition to Air Force.
For his senior season in 2011, Hopkins had 78 tackles at d-end, including 11 TFLs, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 4 tipped passes and 39 hurries - 7 of which resulted in interceptions.
Hopkins started all 11 games at right tackle as well, and was a perfect 45/45 on long snaps.
Hopkins his senior season was named All-Centex at defensive lineman, First Team All-District at Defensive End, and Second Team All-District at Right Tackle. He also excelled in the classroom as an Academic All-District pick for the 5th straight semester and was also named Academic All-State.
Scout.com tabbed him as one of the best uncommitted Texas d-line prospects available in January of 2012 before he pledged Air Force.
BeaverFootball.com Recommended Stories
Commitment Analysis: OL Blake Brandel
Check out what Oregon State is getting in their newest in-state commit, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic offensive tackle Blake Brandel...Read More
OSU vs. Utah: About those sacks ...
UTAH’s BIG CALLING CARD is their sacks. They’re No. 1 in the nation averaging 5.6 sacks per game, more than a full sack over No. 2 Virginia Tech. But Beaver fans may want to consider a couple of…Read More
COMMIT: Beavs land Portland's Blake Brandel
THREE-STAR OFFENSIVE TACKLE Blake Brandel out of Portland's Central Catholic texted Scout.com's Brandon Huffman that he's verballed to Oregon State. Brandel, ranked the No. 2 overall prospect in the…Read More
Peyton Manning Breaks All-Time TD Record
Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…Read More
LenDale White escorted out of the Coliseum
Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.Read More