Flower Mound (TX) Marcus high RB Stephen Hopkins is the latest big back target for the Michigan…
Offers piling up for Texas prep running back
Talk to most running backs coming out of the high school ranks, and ask them what they can do best, most of what you hear will involved burst, speed, vision and elusiveness. Those are all fine traits, but what many fail to realize is that all of those attributes usually don't translate exactly when they hit Division 1-A. They might be fast, but the players they are going against are faster, too. They might be elusive, but they will likely face players just as athletic as them. When you find yourself in that little predicament or in some cases, harsh reality, sometimes it's better to take a more direct approach. "I love running between the tackles. I think that's my strength," said Stephen Hopkins, a 6-0, 210 lbs. running back out of Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. "A lot of backs talk about the speed they have to the outside. "Well, sometimes it's not that hard to look fast in high school. But when you get to college it's a different story. But running between the...
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