2008 Intro: N.C. DE Quinton Coples

One of the consensus top defensive ends in the nation for the class of 2008 is Quinton Coples, who hails from Kinston High School in Kinston, North Carolina. Does this monster end have any interest in Michigan …

Towering over offenses at 6-6.5 and 245 pounds, Quinton Coples wreaks havoc on offenses with his 4.7 speed. As a junior he averaged over ten tackles per game. When asked about his playing style, Coples said, "I'm a run stopper. I like chasing running backs and quarterbacks. I'm very serious when it comes to games." Coples who has been playing football for 4 years now, particularly likes Julius Peppers and Mario Williams.

Quinton would like to help his team improve next year to pull out more wins and advance farther in the postseason.

This summer, Coples will stay busy visiting such schools as Florida, NC State, Virginia, and North Carolina for camps and junior days. Although he already has a list of places to visit, Quinton remains wide open. "I'm really looking at the graduation rates of students and the school's academic support. I want to feel comfortable there and see how much they can make me feel at home. I'd also like to go play for a great coach."

Coples spoke a little about what interests him in Michigan. "I like that they go after it. They're always working really hard, hustling to the ball and competing."

Coples would like to commit early if possible, but will wait until he feels comfortable with a school first.

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