Elite ATH Copeland Grabs 4 Offers, Sets Visit

Treasure Coast's Travares Copeland, a 5'11, 175 pound ATH/QB/WR has seen his recruitment take off since being named MVP at the Orlando combine. He recently picked up offers from USF, Kentucky, Georgia State and Louisville, and plans on taking a Junior Day visit this weekend to check out USF. Read on for all the details.

Treasure Coast's Travares Copeland was considered one of the top dual threat quarterback for 2012, after finishing with 1045 yards passing and 12 touchdowns, with another 287 yards and two scores on the ground. The 5'11, 175 pound prospect did it with both his arm and his legs, and is also a terrific athlete that can play multiple positions at the next level.

On Saturday he participated in the MVP Camp in Orlando, deciding to work out at WR and was more than impressive. The 5-foot-11, 175 pound athlete took home the top WR award and also the won the overall camp MVP.

"It felt very good to get the award, because I went up there and worked very hard," said Copeland. "I wanted to work at receiver because I knew all the focus was going to be at the skill positions and I made some noise at receiver."

Copeland was already receiving interests from a lot of schools, but in the last few days the offers started coming in.

"USF offered me, Kentucky and Georgia State offered me, and Louisville said they're going to offer me tomorrow," said Copeland. "It's exciting, especially since I've been working very hard."

The 5-foot-11, 175 pound standout has an arm and can play QB, but his athleticism and versatility have colleges recruiting him at several different positions.

"USF offered me as a receiver and cornerback, Georgia State offered me as a quarterback, and Kentucky offered me as a receiver," said Copeland. "It doesn't matter where I play, its football. I'll play receiver, quarterback, DB, wherever they put me I'll work and still be a 100."

Copeland said he's been talking to USF coach Kevin Patrick and defensive backs coach Rick Smith.

"I've been talking to Coach KP and to coach Rick Smith, they seem like real cool coaches," said Copeland. "I'm going down there this Saturday for a visit and they're real excited to get me down there."

The elite athlete knows a few things about the USF football program, but most of what he knows is from watching them on TV.

"I haven't been there yet, so I don't know a lot except for what I've seen on TV," said Copland. "I watch them because the quarterback that I played for my freshmen year goes there, Isaac Virgin, so I've seen them quite a few times. He plays tight end now for them."

The first batch of offers is in, but they won't be the last as he's been receiving a lot of interest from different schools in the southeast.

"I'm also hearing from a lot of schools," said Copeland. "Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Virginia are showing interest, a lot of schools."

At this stage in the game, Copeland isn't ready to name any leaders until he gets to see some schools first.

"I really can't say just yet who my leaders are, I haven't seen any of the schools yet," said Copeland. "Once I go on a visit, I can make a better decision."

He may not have any leaders yet, but Copeland does know what he's looking for in a college when making a choice.

"I'm looking at a lot of things, like if I feel like at am home, if I can relate to the coaches, and if I like the facilities and feel of the campus," said Copeland. I'm also looking at if I can see myself coming there and waking up there every day. I'm also thinking about if I can stay in that city if I come back and build a life there. It's a lot of things."

Copeland plans on being busy this spring and summer checking out different college programs, with the first visit being a trip to Tampa

"USF is going to be my first school that I'll see," said Copeland. "I'm excited to check them out, and everyone seems to like them very much. I'm also excited to talk to the coaching staff, check out the facilities and see what's up."

"I'm going to see Miami probably and then I'm going to come back up here Florida and FSU," said Copeland. "This summer I'm probably going to go to ten colleges."

The talented athlete that carries a 2.9 GPA and recently took the ACT knows what makes him a special athlete.

"I put hard work in every day, every day," said Copeland. When the ball is snapped I don't think anyone can stop me. And I always keep that in the back of my mind. I go hard and if you knock me down I'll get back up and come harder every time."

Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Travares Copeland's visit schedule and recruitment.


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