April 23, 2008

Hopson's Signature Makes It Official

Hopkinsville, Ky. -- Tennessee's chase to land the biggest recruit of the Bruce Pearl era officially came to a close this morning in Hopkinsville, Ky. shooting-guard Scotty Hopson formally inked his National Letter of Intent to become a Vol. The five-star prospect signed during a ceremony in front of the entire student-body at University Heights Academy.

Hopson (6-foot-6, 205 pounds) has been one of the most hotly sought after players in the nation since he opted not to sign with Mississippi State, the school he originally committed to, during the November signing period. Tennessee, one of the programs who had pursued him hard the first time around, was quick to jump back into the fray last winter, and today those efforts bore tangible fruit.


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