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.