Pine Bluff Zebra Braylon Hopkins Signs with Arkansas Baptist College
Pine Bluff Zebra athlete Braylon Hopkins signed his national letter of intent to become a football student-athlete at Arkansas Baptist College in the fall. Hopkins signed his letter in front of a full house in Pine Bluff high school’s Student Center.
The 6’0 200 pound Hopkins played several positions on both sides of the ball for the Z’s throughout his high school career, playing wherever the team and coaches needed him. Arkansas Baptist first noticed Hopkins as a junior when he was the Z’s quarterback and how well he performed as a rusher. Hopkins also spent some time at running back, wide receiver, linebacker, defensive back, as well as contributing on special teams. This past season, Braylon rushed 50 times for 218 yards and 6 touchdowns, grabbed 12 catches for 142 yards, and had 17 tackles defensively.
Hopkins admitted he was a little reluctant in the beginning about signing with Arkansas Baptist, “At first I was questioning it, I didn’t have a lot of offers on the table but, I was already interested because they are a HBCU and I did want to go to a HBCU.” said Hopkins. When asked about playing so many different positions, he replied, “…you got to get in where you fit in you know, sacrifice your own wants to put the team in a better position to win… I’m all about winning.”
Hopkins will go into camp as a running back for the Buffalos in the fall.