Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Stephen Hopkins — FullBack — Wolverine’s Spring Football — GBMWolverine Evaluations
GBMWolverine Football Spring Evaluations: Position-by-Position — Player Profile.
GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of Stephen Hopkins and GBMWolverine’s analysis concerning his progress this spring in our opinion.
Note: We will not evaluate every player on the team and with this position group (Running Backs) we will not evaluate #99 Paul Gyarmati who plays fullback and linebacker. If you would like to chat about this player bring them up on the message board or send us an e-mail request.
Reminder: Also noted that we didn’t attend every practice and realize things happen during those fifteen practices, but our evaluations are based on what we seen first hand and in our opinion and not what we hear like just about every other site out there that relies on second, third hand information to make their evaluations of the players during the spring.
Losing from 2011 (Team #132) on scholarship: Michael Shaw (NFL – Redskins Free Agent), Michael Cox (Graduated and transferred to UMass), and John McColgan (FB).
Coming in for 2012 (Team #133) on scholarship: Drake Johnson, Sione Houma (FB), and Dennis Norfleet.
Commit for 2013 (Team #134) on scholarship: DeVeon Smith and Wyatt Shallman (FB).
City/State: Double Oak, Texas
High School: Marcus
High School Coach: Brian Erwin
We love this kid, works his tail off and is continuing to improve.
Stephen came into Michigan as a tailback and is steadily making the transition to mostly fullback. He can still be used as a tailback in a two back set or when they go to a bigger package for short yardage plays as well.
Hopkins is definitely a better blocker and best threat from the fullback position.
The thing that concerns us the most is his blocking must continue to improve and he must improve his pass catching ability because in this offense under Coach Borges or what he wants is a threat out of the backfield and using the fullback in a two back set is key to success in the passing game because you have to respect that position in the passing game which means others cannot be doubled or leave the fullback alone because they aren’t worried about him.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff
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