During the McDonald's All Star Game weekend Scotty Hopson said he expected to use up his four remaining official visits this spring. But after his first visit, Hopson ended his recruitment and will be wearing orange.
"I just committed to Tennessee," said Hopson, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound shooting guard from Hopkinsville (Ky.) University Heights High School. "It was a pretty good visit, and I like everything about the situation. It is a great situation coming in. With Lofton leaving I can come in and start at the two. After coming down here and seeing what is in front of me, I decided to take charge of the situation and make a decision."
After committing to Mississippi State during his junior year, Hopson opened up his recruitment this fall after he didn't sign with the Bulldogs during the early signing period. Tennessee recruited him hard the first go around and picked right back up after he opened his recruitment. Louisville, Cincinnati, Texas and Kentucky were other schools he considered.
The No. 9 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, Hopson averaged 26 points and 11 rebounds per game during his senior season. He joins Philip Jurick, Renaldo Woolridge and Daniel West in a Tennessee recruiting class that will vie for a top ten team recruiting ranking after the spring signing period.
Scotty Hopson scouting report:
Hopson has the prototypical NBA wing build and game. He is bouncy around the basket, has a good first step, and can hit the mid-range pull up off the dribble. He can also snatch a rebound and go with the ball or get out on the wing and attack the basket on the break. Still a somewhat raw player who appears to just now be figuring out how good he is, Hopson has a game with a ton of upside.