Dan Mullen and the Gators had a terrific start to their 2019 recruiting haul on Wednesday. Florida received 20 signed letters of intent on Wednesday, including one from four-star linebacker Tyron Hopper.
Hopper joined “XL Primetime” on 1010XL radio in Jacksonville to discuss his signing.
“It means a lot to me,” Hopper told 1010XL. “I’ve been committed since last April and it just finally feels good to have everything signed and sealed and officially be a Gator.”
Hopper, (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) from Roswell (GA) High, is among the top 10 outside linebackers in the country and is also a top 175 overall talent nationally in the 2019 class. Hopper signed with Florida over offers from numerous schools including South Carolina, Miami and Tennessee.
Hopper was asked what he thought of Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and the defense he is running in Gainesville.
“It was amazing and I can’t wait to be a part of it,” Hopper said. “I love what he has the players doing especially at my position. I saw a lot of dudes making an impact, even a couple freshmen. So, I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
Hopper also had very positive things to say about Mullen.
“He’s a very great coach and he’s had a lot of success,” Hopper said. “I mean coming in the first year and turning everything around, I can’t wait to play for him.”
One thing is for sure about Hopper, the Gators are getting a player that is not lacking in confidence.
“I can cover, I can come off the edge, and I’m pretty fast, so I can do a lot,” Hopper said.
Hopper is one of 12 four-star prospects to sign with Florida on Wednesday and he plans on arriving in Gainesville in the summer of 2019.
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