Updated: 2/24/2014 10:14 pm
Cuero running back D’Anthony Hopkins has committed to play college football for the UTSA Roadrunners, the player’s high school coach said.
Cuero coach Travis Reeve delivered confirmation of Hopkins’ decision Monday night in a text message to the San Antonio Express-News.
Hopkins ran for 1,803 yards and scored 25 touchdowns last fall as a junior for the Gobblers, who went 8-4 and advanced to the third round of the Class 3A playoffs.
He and a few others are among the first to commit to UTSA in the 2015 recruiting cycle.
Humble Atascosita coach Craig Stump said in a text that two of his players, receivers Furquan Shorts and Treveon Hamilton, also decided to commit to the the Roadrunners after attending UTSA’s Junior Day last weekend.
Players such as Hopkins and the others are scheduled to sign a year from now, in February 2015.
Because of that, Reeve said in a telephone interview Monday night that he was surprised about the timing.
“I was surprised — not that he was committing to UTSA — but that he was making that decision right now,” Reeve said. ”But I talked to him today and he just said, ‘UTSA is where I want to go.’
“You know, he was excited about it. I think it’ll be a good fit for him. He’s got some family ties to San Antonio and I think that’s a part of it. But he really likes it.”
Reeve said the 6-foot-3, 220-pound back had multiple offers from Big 12 schools.
He said TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor and possibly Texas Tech wanted him to attend their junior days.
“I even asked him, I said, ‘Just because you’ve committed, it doesn’t mean (other recruiters) are going to quit calling,” Reeve said. ”I asked him, ‘What do you want me to tell ‘em when they call?’ He said, ‘Coach, I want to go to UTSA. That’s what I told ‘em.’ ”
Story from the San Antonio Express-News