In all, four Sporting News Top 125 players made the trek to the FBU-Top Gun Camp in Williamsburg, Va. Along with Wheeler, RB Barry Sanders, Jr. was also there, along with DTs Korren Kirven and Aziz Shittu. Only Wheeler is currently committed to a school, though Shittu was at one point a Stanford recruit.
While those four stood out, other rising seniors like Oregon commitment Alex Balducci, Texas commitment Hasaan Ridgeway Clemson commitment Germone HopperGermone Hopper Athlete 6-0, 175 Charlotte, NC View Full Profile and uncommitted standout Jordan Diggs stood out. The juniors may have been just as impressive as the seniors though, with potential SN125 2013 players taking the field. Players like RB Taquan Mizzell (Virginia Tech, Virginia offers), LB Nick DawsonNick Dawson Linebacker 6-3, 228 Charlotte, NC View Full Profile (nearly two dozen offers), DB Kendall Fuller (Florida, Ohio State, other offers), RB Derrick Green (Ohio State, Penn State, other offers) and QB Ryan Burns (Boston College, Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia, Stanford offers) were also on hand.
Hopper had 1,359 rushing yards with 18 touchdowns on the ground as a junior, and added 39 receptions for 465 yards and five touchdowns while earning all-Mecklenburg first team and all-state honors. In track, he placed fourth in the 100 and fifth in the 200 in the state in his first year running track. Committed on 4/01/2011. Class of 2012 ESPNU 150 Watch List Recruit. #6 rated player and 5 star recruit based on the 2012 AthleteVault NC/SC Rankings.