Kopa Keeps Options Open

<b>Matt Kopa</b> committed to Stanford very early in the process and has been a solid commit to the Cardinal throughout. With the firing of head coach <b>Buddy Teevens</b>, he has opened up his options a little bit and a couple of schools are trying to creep into the picture.

Matt Kopa, a four-star 6'6" 265 pound OL/DL prospect, was named first team all-league as an offensive tackle this year. On defense, he recorded 57 tackles, four sacks, two fumble recoveries, and one caused fumble despite taking on double and triple teams all season.

Kopa says he is being recruited as a defensive lineman and specifically at end.

Elk Grove won eight straight games after starting out 0-4. They were sent home in the first round of the playoffs.

The staff in Palo Alto has done a strong job of continuing to recruit Kopa, even without a head coach (This interview was taken before Walt Harris was hired). "Stanford has came by my school a few times," he said. "I am still committed to them, but as of now I am keeping my options open. I want to see who they hire. I will consider other schools in the meantime."

Kopa was scheduled to visit Palo Alto this weekend, but has now pushed that visit date back until January 7th.

Cal, Colorado, and Colorado State are three schools that have been by Elk Grove inquiring about Kopa's services. "I might do some in-home visits with some of those schools. A lot of Ivy League schools have also been checking on me."

Scout.com will check in with Kopa soon to see what kind of impact the hiring of Harris has on him, and if he will still keep his options open.


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