SMU got some line help in the form of Oregon State grad transfer Will Hopkins. A big unit at 6-7, 295 pounds, Hopkins hails from the Austin area but went to the cold recesses of Corvallis. Hopkins was recruited as a tight end and actually walked on at Oregon State. He ate his way out of tight end and moved to the offensive line.
Hopkins has been injury prone over his career. He's had foot and hand injuries and even suffered from mono his first season - the dreaded kissing disease. Hopkins played tackle for the Beavs, making two career starts. He had quite the impact off the field where he was nominated for the Good Works Team for his efforts in the community.
Hopkins played at Bowie high school in Austin after which he spent a year at the Air Force Prep School prior to Oregon State. Hopkins adds depth to the Mustangs offensive line, which currently has thirteen scholarship lineman. He visited Rice as well as SMU, but ultimately chose the Hilltop.