Florida received some great news on the recruiting trail on Thursday morning. Tyron Hopper, a 4-star outside linebacker out of Roswell, Ga., has decided to play for Dan Mullen and the Gators.
Hopper announced the news with a message on Twitter:
“First I want to thank God for giving me the ability to play football,” Hopper wrote. “Also for blessing me with a strong family that is always pushing me and encouraging me. I want to thank my Mom and Dad for being there for me through thick and thin. I would like to thank my Aunt and Uncle for taking me in and going out there [sic] way to help better myself. I want to thank Coach Ford and the whole idare-u staff for all the time invested into making me a better athlete. I also wanna thank all my coaches. I lastly would like to thank every University who gave me the opportunity to be apart [sic] of their program… with that being said I am officially committed to The University of Florida!!”
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— Tyron hopper (@tyron_hopper) April 26, 2018
Hopper, who is listed at 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds, is No. 22 outside linebacker and the No. 332 prospect in the Class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Hopper unofficially visited the Gators earlier in the month, and apparently Gainesville made enough of an impression on him to help Mullen secure the commitment shortly after the completion of spring practice.
He chose the Gators over offers from Miami, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others.
Hopper becomes the ninth commitment for the Gators’ upcoming signing class, which is ranked No. 8 in the SEC and No. 15 nationally according to the 247Sports composite. Earlier in the month, Florida landed its quarterback commitment for the class in 4-star dual-threat option Jalon James.