Copeland enjoys great visit with future team

Damian Copeland had already decided he would play for Louisville next season before making an official visit to UofL last weekend. Still, the Cardinals future wide receiver from Palmetto (FL) had a great visit to Louisville and is looking forward to being a Cardinal.

"I enjoyed it. It was fun – a great visit," Copeland said. "I got in Saturday morning and met with the training coaches, the academic advisors, the athletic director and met with all the coaches that I didn't meet the first time I went up there. I watched the game then Sunday morning I got to tour around campus and they showed me around.

"I spent a little time with Coach K for about an hour and half driving around town. We went downtown and he showed me around town. He showed me where the Kentucky Derby was run. It was fun."

Freshman wide receiver Stephon Ball served as Copeland's host during his visit. One of three recruits in town for official visits last weekend, the 6-0, 185-pound Copeland roomed with Shamarko Thomas, a talented defensive back from Virginia. The highlight of Copeland's trip – Louisville's 24-20 win over then No. 14 South Florida.

"He showed me around and we just kind of chilled and watched the Ohio State-Penn State game," Copeland said of Ball. "The game was cool. I liked the atmosphere and the fan support. It was a big win."

A two-star wide receiver, Copeland believes he can help Louisville's offense in the future.

"They say they're going to put me at slot receiver," said Copeland.

"I'm doing good this season. I've got 31 catches for 510 yards and 10 touchdowns," Copeland added. "My team is 6-1 and we've got three more regular season games."

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