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Signing Day: 4-star North Fulton tight end picks Boise State over SEC

One talented player from north Fulton County won’t be playing his college football close to home.

Over offers from several Power 5 schools, Roswell tight end Tyneil Hopper committed to the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday. Hopper signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday too, in what was national signing day across the country for college football.

The four-star pass catcher announced the move on Twitter, with a note thanking several coaches for helping “mold” him into “the player and young man” that he is.


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According to 247sports.com, Hopper also had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, West Virginia and Wake Forest. Before committing, he took visits to South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Tulane, Clemson and Auburn.

Roswell tight end Tyneil Hopper ((Daniel Varnado/for the AJC))

At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, Rivals ranked Hopper as the 19th best tight end across the country in the 2018 class. The recruiting site also ranked him as one of the 50 best players in Georgia.

As a senior for Roswell, Hopper led the team in receiving, hauling in 22 passes for 350 yards and a touchdown, according to MaxPreps. His quarterback, Cordel Littlejohn, committed to FAU.


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“(Hopper) will bring not only a physical blocking style, but an ability to stretch the field to Boise State,” Roswell coach Matt Kemper told the Idaho Statesman. “His ball skills are second to none. He can make all the catches and creates a tremendous matchup problem for defenses.”

Hopper was one of 20 players who signed up with the Broncos on Wednesday. Under the direction of head coach Bryan Harsin, the Broncos went 11-3 last year, won the Mountain West conference, beat Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl, and finished the season ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll.

Hopper’s older brother, Tyrone, is finishing up his freshman year at North Carolina. Also a Roswell graduate, he played in six games for the Tar Heel’s defense and tallied eight tackles, including a sack and forced fumble, according to ESPN.

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