Baltimore standout lineman enjoys Junior Day

Brandon Copeland, a promising OL/DL from Baltimore, attended Louisville's Junior Day over the weekend. The 6-2, 254-pound Copeland also brought two teammates along for the ride and the trio enjoyed their time in Louisville. Copeland spoke with InsideTheVille.com about the visit.

Brandon Copeland, a promising OL/DL from Baltimore, attended Louisville's Junior Day over the weekend. The 6-2, 254-pound Copeland also brought two teammates along for the ride and the trio enjoyed their time in Louisville. Copeland spoke with InsideTheVille.com about the visit.

"It was good," Copeland said. "I got to talk with the coaches and everything. From what I saw of the facilities it was nice. I liked the stadium and the scrimmage. Everything was nice."

So what happens on Junior Day?

"We got there and talked to the academic advisors and then we talked with the strength and conditioning coaches and they told us their philosophy and what they could do for us," Copeland explained. "Then we watched the scrimmage and after that we met with our position coaches and they tell you what they focus on."

Louisville, apparently, is recruiting Copeland as a defensive lineman. After the scrimmage, Copeland spoke with defensive line coach Ken Delgado and assistant Eric Lewis, who recruits the Baltimore-area for the Cardinals.

"I talked to Coach Delgado and he said he hasn't seen my tape yet but he was going to look at it and talk to me," said Copeland. "I talked to coach Lewis and he said was coming up to see me in May."

Louisville wasn't Copeland's first junior day experience. The two-way lineman has also attended junior days at UConn and Syracuse and has attended practice at Virginia. Copeland is still waiting on his first scholarship offer. He said he will attend a few college camps this summer in hopes of landing a few.

"Louisville is one of my top choices," Copeland said.

Copeland also brought two teammates along for the ride to Louisville - Woody Williams and talented safety prospect Jordan Love. "They liked it. We've been talking about it ever since we left there," Copeland said. "We liked it a lot."

Copeland registered 18 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in only two games at defensive tackle as a junior. He played the other seven games strictly on the offensive line. In the classroom, Copeland excels with a 3.4 core GPA. He squats 500 pounds and bench presses 270 pounds.


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