Copeland is one to Watch

Travares Copeland is one of the top prospects along the Treasure Coast for 2012. The dual threat quarterback out of Ft. Pierce Westwood has made a living out of shredding defenses with both his arm and his legs. Copeland finished with 982 yards passing and 12 touchdowns in the air; he added another 287 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Copeland's season came to an abrupt end when his was injured on the first play of the last regular season game against Ft. Pierce Central. He received a cut on his lip that required stitches, ended any hope of competing in the upcoming playoffs.

"I felt good about the season I was just a little disappointed that I couldn't play in the playoffs due to my lip. I think I showed that I a good quarterback and can do a lot with the ball in my hands," he stated.

Copeland has become a student of the game and is taking time to continue to improve as a signal caller.

"The areas I have improved in the most were taking snaps from under center, being able to maintain the time in the pocket, and manage the field. I think I'm a lot better than I was last year at this time," Copeland explained.

His improvement has caught the eye of several big name programs. It's still very early on in his recruitment but Copeland remains very optimistic about his recruitment so far.

"I'm hearing from a lot of schools such as Alabama, USF, Florida, Florida State, LSU and ECU. I think as time goes on I'll hear from more, but I'm happy with the start so far," he quoted.

Traveres currently doesn't have a favorite, and is in no hurry to commit. He wants to enjoy the recruiting process and will probably wait until signing day before announcing his decision.

"I don't have a favorite right now and I haven't taken any unofficial visits yet. I have been to a few camps and have liked what I've seen so far," Copeland revealed. "I also will not be committing early, I plan to wait until signing day before announcing my decision."

Copeland has received a decent amount of interest so far, because of this he's already begun to sort out schools from one another.

"The things I'm looking for in a school are playing time, academics, and my relationship with the coaches. I want to get a good education, but also make an impact on the field. Distance will not be a factor in my decision," he exclaimed. Copeland has become a leader on the field and also in the classroom. He's got a 3.2 GPA and is in the process of getting his ACT scores and scheduling his SAT.


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