The senior at A.B. Miller High School (Fontana, Calif.) did enjoy his first official recruiting visit, however.
"It went real well," Hooker said of his visit to Colorado last weekend. "I like the campus. I like the surrounding area of the town."
Despite Colorado's 31-27 loss, Hooker said he was impressed with the team, as well.
"I like that they're not scared," he said. "They bring it."
Hooker is a three-star recruit who is ranked 49th nationally at outside linebacker. Although small for his position (6-foot-2, 200 pounds), Hooker's speed and hitting ability have made him a target for several schools.
Through his first four games this season, Hooker averaged 11.3 tackles per game. He also had two sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. In addition to playing linebacker, Hooker has returned kicks and ran the ball four times on offense in one game.
Hooker is being recruited by first-year defensive line coach Kanavis McGhee.
"Since spring we've been talking almost every week," Hooker said.
Hooker also said he enjoyed his host, CU linebacker Woodson Greer. Like Hooker, Greer is from California.
Hooker has four official visits still to go. He's got visits with Arizona State and Hawaii already planned and is in the process of deciding where to take the other two. UCLA is also one of his top choices, but because he lives nearby, he won't take an official visit to see the Bruins.
"I want to take all five of my visits and make my decision," he said. "I want to compare and contrast schools. Once I take my five visits, then I'll commit."
Hooker added that Boise State, which once was among his top choices, is no longer pursuing him.