The top fullback in the West region heading in to the Spring evaluation period is Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola's George Hypolite. Hypolite, 6-2, 240 pounds is a true fullback in the sense that he's a blocker first and foremost but when given the chance to carry the rock, can more than hold his own as evidenced by his dominating showing in last season's CIF Div I Championship win over Long Beach Poly.
Hypolite has only played football for two years, not just at the high school level, but football of any kind. It didn't take the athlete long to figure things out and he really blew up last season in helping lead the Cubs to a CIF Championship. Hypolite earned 1st team All-League and 1st team All-State Underclass honors last season after rushing for 669 yards and six touchdowns.
Hypolite was an absolute wrecking ball against Poly rushing for 89 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries dragging would be tacklers all night long. He's a devastating blocker and has good hands coming out of the backfield as well.
On the recruiting front, Hypolite is hearing from the Pac 10 plus Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan and Wisconsin.
"Florida State is my childhood favorite and they're still my top school right now," Hypolite said. "I also like LSU, UCLA, Oklahoma and USC, that's my top five right now. Distance isn't a factor for me and I'm just looking for a school that is strong academically as well as athletically and a school that is strong in my major- Political Science."
Academically, Hypolite is carrying a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT later in the year. The fullback will be attending the Nike Camp at San Diego State in April.