Clemson verbal commitment Germone Hopper attended The Opening in Oregon last week where he teamed with Chad Kelly to win the 7-on-7 championship.
“That was very nice. I got to see most of the people in the ESPNU 150. I got to compete against players that are on the same level. It was nice man. I got to see all of the Nike products even some that haven’t come out yet and try stuff on,” said Hopper.
The 4-star receiver got to start building chemistry with his future quarterback Chad Kelly as they played 7-on-7. The two future Tigers helped lead their team to the championship.
“That was special. It just so happened that we were on the same team. We are getting some chemistry already. He is learning to understand how I run my routes. The way he throws, adjusting to the speed of my routes and everything. If something didn’t work we stayed with it and got it right,” said Hopper.
Germone was impressed with Kelly during the trip to Oregon.
“He is a great quarterback. He is enthusiastic and doesn’t get down if he makes a bad play. He looks at it as a learning experience and comes back the next play,” said Hopper.
The prize recruit got to build relationships with several other Tigers during the visit including Jay Guillermo and Travis Blanks.
“One thing I noticed about the people that commit to Clemson is they all have the same personality. We really clicked,” said Hopper.
After returning home from Oregon Germone got some good news when he learned that he will play in the Under Armour All-American game.
“It is nice being noticed. You have no choice but to let people know you can play. It is a different type of respect you get being an All-American. I didn’t expect it to come this early. It is nice,” said Hopper.
Focus now turns to getting ready for his final season at Berry,.
“We had a 7-on-7 tournament on Tuesday. We have another big tournament on Thursday. We are just trying to build chemistry and get ready for the season,” said Hopper.