Cope-Fitzpatrick Shines in Vegas

For the second straight year, Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, one of UCLA's primary targets, shows he's one of the West's best at the Badger Elite 7on7...

Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick put his name on the map a year ago in Las Vegas, with a stellar performance at the Badger Elite 7on7.

A year later, Cope-Fitzpatrick further cemented himself as one of the premier tight ends in the region, with another strong showing, helping B2G win the championship in consecutive years.

"It was better this time, because I was looking to the older guys last year, but this year, I was kind of the older guy," said Cope-Fitzpatrick. "Especially the day we had the first day, it was big how we came out."

Cope-Fitzpatrick is also up to seven offer, with two new ones coming in.

"I picked up Nebraska and Colorado offers, so I have six from the Pac-12 and one from the Big Ten," said Cope-Fitzpatrick.

The Buffs and Huskers join California, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State in offering the four-star.

"A lot of schools said that they want to come out and see me in spring, one being Florida," said Cope-Fitzpatrick. "I talk to them once a week. And USC wants me to come to Rising Stars and want to see me out on spring ball."

Cope-Fitzpatrick said he imagines more offers will come during the spring.

"I look at recruiting like an interview, you have to look the part, so coaches want to come out and see how I look, and see my measurables," said Cope-Fitzpatrick.

Cope-Fitzpatrick is in no rush to narrow his schools down to a final group, but does have a time frame in mind.

"I'm definitely going to cut it down to eight, right around the end of June," said Cope-Fitzpatrick. "I have a couple of schools I know will be on it, like Cal and UCLA. And them I'm going to keep the eight during the whole season, take my five official visits and the three unofficial visits and decide in December."


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