January 30, 2013
A Renewed Interest In Western Kentucky
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Bourbon County (Paris, Ky.) running back Kentayvus Hopkins has been turning heads and raising eyebrows in the Bluegrass State for the past two seasons.
It all began when he rushed for 2,957 yards and 37 touchdowns during his junior year. Stats so eye-popping that even fantasy football league "owners" took notice.
Hopkins followed that performance by rushing for 1,968 yards and 27 touchdowns while collecting 14 receptions for 290 yards and six scores during his senior season with the Colonels.
I asked the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder what he feels are his best attributes as a football player, "I think my best attributes is in my vision and the cuts, when I see a hole, I just hit it and I hit real hard, so I feel like that's some of the best features I have."
Hopkins is a threat to go the distance anytime the ball is in his grasp, displaying tremendous awareness, field vision, and the patience to wait for his blockers to create running lanes before turning on the turbo boosters.
His skills have garnered interest from Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, and Western Kentucky.
Hopkins has had an offer from the Hilltoppers since February of last year, but a head coaching change happened.
"A lot of things changed, but when Taggart left (WKU), I didn't really know what was going to happen with Western Kentucky. I waited a little longer, then Western got back in touch with me and they had a good coach that came in."
With renewed interest in Western Kentucky, Hopkins will be on "The Hill" for his official visit this weekend, the final weekend before National Signing Day.