Florida WR Sets Rutgers Official Visit

Travares Copeland camped at Rutgers in June, and the Treasure Coast High (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) receiver will be there again early next month. Copeland told ScarletReport.com he continues to be recruited by the Scarlet Knights and he just finished arranging an official visit.

Treasure Coast High (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) receiver Travares Copeland spent a few days on the Rutgers campus in June, and he will be back on campus the first weekend of December.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Copeland told ScarletReport.com a few minutes ago he would make an official visit to campus Dec. 2, choosing to visit there rather than Kentucky.

"I've already seen Rutgers, but that is the only reason I (may have gone) to Kentucky," he said.

Copeland said he already has a Dec. 9 visit to West Virginia on tap. He is also planning on a January trip to Florida International and Kentucky.

There are a number of other schools in contention for a fifth visit, Copeland said, but he is not sure where or if he will take it. He is also being recruited by Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech (no offer) and South Florida.

He talks frequently with Rutgers assistant Chris Hewitt, and the two built a strong bond.

"He tells me I'm an exciting player and stuff like that," Copeland said. "He said he wants to get me on a visit so I could see how Rutgers really is."

Copeland already knows a bit about the campus since camped there, and he enjoyed what he saw. The next step is getting him on campus when session is in full swing, and that will happen in a few weeks.

"I'm ready to go see New York," said Copeland, who was asked about a leader. "Not until I go on my visit. I might have a leader later on."

One thing about camping at Rutgers, it gave Copeland an opportunity to experience the difference between Florida and the northeast.

"If I do decide to go to Rutgers, it would be a big transition because I'm a Florida guy," he said. "It was very nice, but I would have to adapt to a new environment."

Copeland played quarterback and receiver for Treasure Coast during the season, but he is being recruited to play receiver by most of the schools, including Rutgers.

He also spends plenty of time watching Big East football.

"I try to watch West Virginia and Rutgers, and watch Kentucky," he said. "I've scanned Cincinnati and saw them play."

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