Player Spotlight: Tuswani Copeland

All summer long leading up to the opening kickoff for the Baylor Bears, BearsIllustrated.com will spotlight players on the 2012 Baylor football roster.

Player Spotlight—Tuswani Copeland

Baylor Nation is ready to see the athleticism and play-making skills that Tuswani Copeland brings to the football field. A 5-10, 170 pound cornerback, Copeland came to Baylor from MacArthur High School in Oklahoma. He held offers from Michigan State, Arizona, Kansas State, and Pittsburgh. Copeland injured his ACL before the season began last year and was lost for the entire football season.



Projection:

Speed, speed, speed. That is the exciting thing about Tuswani Copeland. The big question coming into 2012 for the Bears is whether Copeland will be able to bounce back from a knee injury that sidelined him all of last year. Copeland has logged significant playing time at cornerback in the Spring, but will likely still have to play a back-up role to incumbent starters Joe Williams and K.J. Morton. Copeland, if fully recovered, should see plenty of playing time for Baylor in the secondary. He is an explosive play-maker and will improve a Baylor defense that struggled at times last season.

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