Hilltoppers lands juco lineman

Western Kentucky picked up a commitment from Itawamba Community College (Fulton, Miss.) center Connor Popeck, multiple sources report.

According to Rivals.com, he officially visited the Hilltoppers for the weekend of Nov. 9 and chose WKU over scholarship offers from Louisiana-Lafayette and Rice. Other programs including Memphis, Minnesota, North Texas and Ohio also recruited the 6-foot-3, 280-pound prospect.

Popeck is pledge No. 15 for Western Kentucky.