May 26, 2008

Offers piling up for elite Texas kicker

There is probably no more difficult position at which to earn a scholarship offer than kicker. Only the best of the best tend to receive offers from major conference schools. Houston standout Dustin Hopkins knew where things stood as recruiting began.

Of course, it's easy to see why Hopkins has garnered looks from so many top-level programs. He routinely puts kickoffs through the uprights and said his career-long field goal off a tee is 75 yards. For those worried about adjusting to kicking without the tee? Hopkins banged a 65-yard kick off the ground last week.

In addition to early offers from Baylor and Florida State, the Clear Lake star picked up recent written offers from Missouri, Notre Dame and Kansas State.




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