This post is the rare one that overlaps between football and basketball. That’s because Westlake’s Tommy Hopkins will miss tonight’s game against Briarcliff and tomorrow’s against John Jay at the Putnam Challenge. Why? The junior lineman was invited to the U.S. Army National Combine this week in Texas.
The combine began yesterday in San Antonio. It features 500 of the top underclassmen in the country participating in a combine that leads into tomorrow’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be broadcast at noon at NBC.
The 6-foot-6, 282-pound Hopkins was invited as an offensive line prospect and is the most widely recruited Class of 2013 football prospect in the Lower Hudson Valley. Hopkins has been recruited by scores of Division I-A schools, including the likes of Syracuse, Penn State, Boston College, Notre Dame, Virginia, Illinois, UConn, UMass and Villanova, among others.