Lago Vista, Texas, defensive tackle Donald Hopkins found himself as one of the hottest prospects in the Lone Star State this past summer. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound defender seemingly added new offers every day from the likes of schools like Alabama, Arizona State and Kansas.
Hopkins decided to end the process by committing to Missouri late in the summer but re-opened his recruitment after the Tigers decided to make the move to the SEC, citing the lack of games in Texas. On Sunday he decided to make another pledge.
"I committed to Houston," Hopkins said on Sunday evening. "I just did it about 20 minutes ago actually.
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"I had my official there a while ago. I just really liked it there a lot and I just felt today that it was time to commit and get that over with and move on."
The Under Armour All-American is actually the first commit for new head coach Tony Levine so it is understandable that he would be excited about the news.
"I talked to coach Levine," Hopkins said. "He was really excited. He said it was the happiest he's been all year."
Hopkins has a pair of official visits scheduled to other programs but says he will probably end up cancelling them.
"Most likely," he said as to being done with his visits. "I had lined ones up for UTSA and for Washington State but I'm probably not going to take those now."
Hopkins is currently ranked as the No. 35 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 64 overall prospect in the state of Texas.