Cope-Fitzpatrick Visits Westwood

Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick talks about the Meet & Greet at UCLA and getting to know the new coaches...

Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick was one of the headliners at UCLA's Meet & Greet on Saturday.

The elite four-star tight end got one of his earliest offers from UCLA, but with so much turnover on the Bruins staff, it was the first time Cope-Fitzpatrick got to meet several of the new coaches.

"It was good there, I learned a lot and got to meet the new coaching staff," said Cope-Fitzpatrick. Coach (Mike) Johnson (the new offensive coordinator), seems like a pretty cool guy and I can't wait to see the new look of the offense and see what he is going to change."

Cope-Fitzpatrick also got to speak with two other new additions to the Bruin staff.

"I met every one and talked a lot with the new tight end coach out of Nevada (Jim Mastro) and he seemed like a down-to-earth guy and the new D-Line coach out of Montana (Inoke Breckterfield) seemed the same," said Cope-Fitzpatrick. "I really just am waiting to see what kind of coaches they really are because most of them have only been there a week."

Cope-Fitzpatrick said that UCLA is very much in the race for his services, but he's not ready to narrow things down.

"UCLA is for sure in consideration," said Cope-Fitzpatrick. "I am just taking it one day at a time and seeing what other schools have to offer. Each one has its pros and cons so until I visit more I am unbiased about all 120 BCS schools."

And Cope-Fitzpatrick said he meant that.

"Any school that shows interest, whether its Auburn or Montana State, I will take a look at," said Cope-Fitzpatrick.

This weekend, he'll be at Cal's Junior Day.

He boasts offers from both the Bruins and Golden Bears as well as Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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