August 27, 2008

North Shore junior lineman one to watch

North Shore is annually not only one of the top teams in Houston, but in the entire state of Texas. They have the alumni scattered throughout the NCAA and NFL ranks to prove it. However, the last few years have been lean ones for the Mustangs in terms of producing Division I talent.

That has changed with the class of 2009 as North Shore already has three players that have given verbal commitments and the trend looks to continue in 2010. The leader of the Mustang junior class appears to be big lineman Trey Hopkins, who is already receiving attention from colleges.

"I've been getting letters from schools but the only place I've been so far is Texas A&M," said the 6-foot-3, 250-pound Hopkins. "They had like a junior orientation about a month ago. I've also been getting a lot of academic letters. Rice has sent me quite a bit of stuff."

This summer, Hopkins had a chance to make the short drive to College Station to check out the A&M campus. He says he came away impressed with what he saw.

"It was really nice," he said. "The facilities were really nice and everything and they got my eye with that. Kyle Field, the indoor facilities they have and the weight room facilities are really nice. I really liked all the coaches, too."

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