"I make plays," said Coples, whose team was upset by Louisburg Junior College, 22-12. "We can't get anyone to come in behind me to make plays. Therefore, they just call my number and ask me to make plays."
Coples ended the game with eight tackles (four solo) including two sacks and a drive-stopping tackle for a loss.
"I feel like I did a little better," Coples said. "There's always room for improvement. But overall I think I had a pretty decent game."
In addition to his defensive duties, Coples played on the punting, kick return and field goal block units.
"I've been doing it for a while now [at both Hargrave and Kinston (N.C.)]," Coples said. "I'm in great condition, so I'm good."
Focused getting his academics in order, recruiting is taking a backseat for Coples.
"Everything is still the same," he said. "I'm just basically focused on the bookwork and school, and everything else will take care of itself."
Florida State, North Carolina, NC State, and Tennessee have been regularly sending Coples mail since his arrival at Hargrave. FSU and Tennessee also called Coples late last week.
If his schedule permits, Coples said he would like to unofficially visit several schools for games this fall.
"I'll probably head out to Florida; I'll probably head out to [North] Carolina and [N.C.] State and see a couple of their games," Coples said.
He still maintains that he doesn't have any favorite schools and figures to begin to establish favorites after taking his official visits. However, he has yet to identify which schools he will officially visit.