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Three-Star 2016 Outside Linebacker Tyrone Hopper camped at NC State yesterday, and we were able to catch up with him afterwards to get his take.

“I came in this morning and spoke with Coach Nielsen a little bit.  Then I went out there and did the camp and the coaches gave me a few tips to help me improve my game,” Hopper said. “Everything was pretty good today.  The two times I’ve been up there, they have showed me a lot of love.  They always show me that they really want me.”

Hopper said that he has already camped at Alabama, Mississippi St., and Kentucky.  Today he will be camping at UNC.

His recruitment has escalated very quickly in a short period of time.  Teams didn’t start throwing offers on the table until a couple of months after his Junior season, but when they started, they just kept on coming.

“My recruitment really began shortly after last football season,” said Hopper. “That’s when all of the offers started coming in.  I have like 20 offers now.”

Hopper told us that though he has 20 offers on the table, he has narrowed his list down to seven schools.

Those seven schools are Mississippi St., Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, UNC, NC State, and Virginia Tech.  He also said that he really likes Missouri and Wisconsin, but hasn’t been able to get out to either of those schools yet.

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Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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