Breaking: Hoppes Announces His Commitment


Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr.

Kaleb Hoppes has found a new home. On Tuesday night, Hoppes announced via social media that he has verbally committed to play football at Washburn University.


“Super excited to announce my commitment to Washburn University to play football,” Hoppes said on his Twitter post. “(I’m) Extremely grateful to be given this opportunity. Thank you to everyone who has shaped me into the person and player that I am today.”

Hoppes had an electrifying senior season after winning the starting quarterback job for the McPherson High School football team. Hoppes threw for 1,662  yards and 19 touchdowns.  As a dual-threat, Hoppes would also rush for 612 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Bullpups.  On defense, Hoppes recorded 35 tackles (4 tackles-for-loss) and led McPherson with four interceptions.

Hoppes was named AVCTL Division III Offensive Player of the Year and received all-state honors by the Wichita Eagle and the Topeka Capital-Journal. Hoppes received other college offers from Fort Hays State, McPherson College and  Dodge City Community College.

Hoppes has been part of the McPherson’s success in the last three seasons. The Bullpups finished 11-1 for the second year in a row and made an appearance in the Class 4A Sub-State finals for three straight seasons.

McPherson’s next national signing period is scheduled for Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.

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