Four-star pledge Hopper talks official visit and commitment status

Dec 9, 2018 | 0 comments


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The Florida Gators had a busy weekend on campus, hosting a mixture of committed and uncommitted official visitors.

One of those who are committed is Alpharetta (Ga.) four-star linebacker Tyron Hopper‍, who recapped his visit with Inside the Gators.  

“It was probably 13 out of 10 rating (the visit). They were just saying they’re ready for me to sign and come here and get to work,” Hopper said. 

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Hopper’s parents joined him this weekend on his official visit.

This was his mother's second campus visit, after joining him on a trip to South Carolina. It was her first visit to Gainesville.

Hopper detailed his mom's perspective of the visit.  

“They got a long really well with the coaches. This is my mom’s first time coming down here to meet the coaches, so they got along real well and everything went good.” 

With a ton of talent on campus, Hopper mentioned he had a great time visiting with the other prospects and his future teammates. Trey Dean III hosted Hopper on his official visit and the linebacker commit told Inside the Gators he bonded with a multitude of players. Hopper discusses his highlight of the weekend. 

“Really getting a feel of like the players and being around them. I had a lot of fun being around time. I’ve seen everything else, but never really hung out with them before. So, that was the best thing.” 

Mentioned earlier, Florida hosted a plethora of elite talent this weekend. Hopper said he wasn’t directly pitching a message to the visitors, but firmly believes everyone on campus loves Florida and that the Gators have a legitimate shot of landing several of the visiting prospects. 

Florida’s not the only school fighting for Hopper’s signature on December 19.

Former Florida head coach Will Muschamp and the South Carolina Gamecocks continue to pursue the Georgia native.

Hopper spoke of his relationship with the garnet and black. 

“I mean, we text. We talk. They come and see me and all that.” 

However, Hopper says he is 1000 percent is committed to the Gators and plans on signing in less than two weeks and early enrolling come January.  .

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