Varsity Preps

Booker T. Speedster Visited Utah

2014 WR Deltron Hopkins (5’8, 160, 4.36) of Booker T. Washington in Miami (Fla.) claims offers from Hawaii and Appalachian St. Last weekend, the shifty receiver visited Salt Lake City to get a closer look at the Utah Utes.

“It’s an awesome place, my visit went great. The facilities, environment, players and coaches, the fans, everyone was great. I fell in love with Utah,” he said. “I also like the fact that they’re serious about academics. They have a good academic support plan in place.”

Hopkins shared that he feels a verbal offer from Utah is forthcoming and that the staff would like to utilize his speed early in his career.

“The way the staff was talking, I definitely feel an offer from Utah is on the way. They want me to make plays on special teams and slot receiver.”

Appalachian St. is in the process of getting Hopkins onto their campus.

“They want me to visit in the next few weeks, I’m not exactly sure when.”

USF and Southern Illinois are also showing him interest.

SIU wants me to visit and said they’d get back to me with a date, and USF has pulled my transcripts.”

Hopkins will choose a program that runs a spread offense.

“I feel like I’m best in the open field,” he replied. “I’d like to get on the field early, but it’s really about finding the system that best fits my talents.”

The talented senior wideout feels he has the tools to contribute early in his college career.

“I’m fast and have elite breakaway speed. I catch well and make defenders miss, and all that adds up to being a playmaker.”

School location won’t be a factor as he makes his college choice.

“I would love the chance to get away and be on my own, meet new people, and experience new things and places.”

Booker T. Washington is the consensus No. 1 team in the country. Hopkins spoke about what’s it like to have that kind of spotlight on the team.

“It’s awesome. Just to be on the best team is a great feeling. As a team, we’re not perfect and there are things we can improve on,” he said. “We can always limit mistakes and mental errors, but we play each game for one another and have fun in the process.”

Miami Jackson is next on the schedule for BTW.

“I think Jackson wants to limit what Lamar Parker (West Virginia commit) and me are able to produce, force QB Treon Harris to go elsewhere with the ball. But I don’t think any team out there can stick us in man-to-man coverage.”

Hopkins isn’t worried about the path to a possible national championship. He feels the team will be able to overcome any remaining obstacles.

“As we look at things, we just go out and play football. We’re not concerned about things like that, those will things will come if we continue to go out on the field and dominate our opponents.”

— Michael Bradley

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