Meet Bartlesville’s Taton Hopkins, a defensive player for Bruins that will look to be a defensive difference maker and a veteran leader. In a defensive unit that returns several key players, Hopkins will no doubt be one of the top skill players in the experienced secondary.
The leader in the secondary, Taton is aggressive to the ball and physical with receivers.
Six star football – What camps did you attend and what did you take away from those
Six star football – Most influential person
Taton – Oh and the most influential person in my life has been my Dad Jason Hopkins
Taton – I attended several camps including Oklahoma Baptist, East Central University, University of Central Oklahoma and Graham Harrell’s camp at the University of North Texas. Going to these schools helped me decide what I am looking for in a school and some areas that I need to work on in the off-season.
Six star football – what did you improve upon this offseason
Taton – This offseason I’ve gotten physically stronger but mentally I’ve started to be able to read the field at a higher level.
Six Star football – What colleges are looking at you
Taton – I’ve had written communication with Southwest Baptist, Abilene Christian, Arkansas Tech, East Central and McPherson College
Six star football – pre game ritual
Taton – that I have is that I listen to worship music for the last 20 minutes before I run out of the tunnel.
Six Star football – favorite song
Taton – is friends in low places.
Six Star football – favorite class
Taton – is U.S. history
Six Star football – Best game
Taton – My best game was against Sapulpa. I had 14 tackles 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery and also kicked multiple touchbacks.
Six Star football – biggest accomplishment
Taton – in the weight room was significantly increasing my maxes in all my major lifts.
Six Star football – A teammate that could be a big star at the next level
Taton – is linebacker Braeden Winters.
Six Star football – hardest working teammate
Taton – is running back Laken Clowdus.
Six Star football – player to keep an eye on
Taton – is quarterback Ben Winters