Austin Hooper is nowhere close to scheduling official visits and the Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive end probably won't go on any trips for some time.
The 6-foot-4, 233-pound three-star recruit who has built an impressive offer list said he's solely focused on his team and his senior season and most likely won't take official visits until after De La Salle's season is complete.
Because De La Salle is one of the perennial powerhouses in California, that could be a while as many other prospects get their decisions out of the way.
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"We're starting to roll a little bit so I haven't planned anything during the season because it will be so busy," Hooper said.
"I'm definitely going to wait until later. The longer I wait in the process I guess it hurts me but I can't go during the season. It's not really even an option. It will have to be after the season."
Since Hooper does not plan to take any trips during his senior season, the three-star said he wants to keep his recruitment open - not only so the schools that offered him will keep up their recruiting efforts but so that others could get involved, too.
So far, Hooper has landed offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Houston, Nevada, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Purdue, San Jose State, Stanford, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
It's early for Hooper so he said all the programs are still under serious consideration.
"It's wide open," Hooper said.
"I want to sit down and think about it. I'm going to sit back and talk with my parents. It's a long way off. Right now I'm just trying to focus on my team and the season ahead."
Rivals.com rates Hooper as the No. 28 weak-side defensive end in the 2013 class and No. 47 in the California state rankings.