Arkansas and Chad Morris got their first commit of the 2019 class and had to fight of some major competition to get him. Trevis Hopper out of Memphis committed to the Hogs this weekend.
I want to take time out my day too say thanks to the people in life that make me who I am and the coaching staff of University of Arkansas I will like to say I am now a committed football player to university of Arkansas Go Razorbacks #Blessing pic.twitter.com/Jixd3lUfnr— TrevisHopper (@HopperTrevis) February 25, 2018
Hopper is a 3-star defensive tackle who picked the Razorbacks over Tennessee, but he also had offers from schools like Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, and Miami. He committed to the Hogs while on his visit in Fayetteville with his family.
Listed at 6’2” and 268 lbs., he’s currently a little undersized for the defensive tackle position, but will have his entire senior year coming up to add to his frame. He clearly has the skillset required, winning Tennessee’s Class 5A Mr. Football award as a junior.
There is still nearly 10 months before Hopper can officially sign on, and of course plenty can change in recruiting, but getting him to commit gives the Hogs a good start to the 2019 class. Arkansas needs a good class this year on both sides of the ball. Beating multiple SEC schools for a defensive tackle is a good place to start.