Several Coppell Juniors Playing Well

The talent at Coppell High School is mainly concentrated in a strong group of junior prospects. When asked about his junior class, Head Coach Mike Fuller had a lot of good things to say about a number of guys.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Devin Smith is an incredible athlete. On top of football, he also plays on the basketball team and runs track at Coppell. Smith plays corner, running back and wide receiver for the Cowboys. His versatility has sparked a lot of interest from several colleges.

"He plays both ways. He is a full time defensive player and plays part time on offense," Fuller said. "He won Sophomore of the Year and had five interceptions last season. He runs a 4.5 forty and also plays on the basketball team. He is also on the track team and runs all of our relays. He is already getting a whole lot of letters from everybody."

"Devin can cover anybody. He breaks on the ball well," Fuller said. "He is also good with the ball in his hands and is a great punter returner. He has broken up five passes this year."

Marlin Terrell is also a big part of the Cowboy secondary. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Terrell runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and plays safety at Coppell. Like Smith, he also started as a sophomore.

"Marlin is a great tackler and an incredible flat defender," Fuller said. "He plays about 10 plays on offense, but when it gets cooler, he should play more. He is another guy that is full time on defense and part time on offense."

Starting at the other safety spot is Ben Robinson. The 5-foot-11, 170 pound Robinson is also a two sport star at Coppell High.

"He is an outstanding tackler," Fuller said. "He was a state placer in wrestling as a sophomore. He is also a two year starter for us."

Coppell also has an outstanding backup quarterback. The 6-foot-3, 190 pound Dalton Williams definitely has the size to be good quarterback in the future.

"He has a real strong arm, great composure and a quick release," Fuller said. "He had to come in the game against Duncanville because our quarterback got hurt. He completed 21 of 33 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown. It is his first year on varsity, but he would start for most people."

Coppell is also home to two speedy wide receivers. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Joseph Knighten runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. He has caught 12 passes for 116 yards this season. Willie O'Quinn plays the opposite Knighten on the offense side of the ball. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound O'Quinn runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and has already caught nine passes for 110 yards and three touchdowns thus far.

"Joseph has great hands and runs great routes," Fuller said. "Willie also has great hands."

Steven Sartin plays defensive tackle for the Cowboys. The 6-foot-1, 265-pound Sartin plays a big role on the defensive side of the ball.

Coppell High School is 3-0 this season and plays their first district game against Lewisville this Friday.

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