LAS VEGAS - Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick recently picked up offers from Colorado and Nebraska as the Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney tight end continues to piece together an impressive school list.
Both programs are interesting to Cope-Fitzpatrick, who's here playing with B2G Sports in the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 event. New coach Jon Embree and the entire Buffaloes' staff seems to impress the 6-foot-5, 250-pound prospect.
"It's a staff that's very friendly to tight ends," Cope-Fitzpatrick said.
"The head coach was a pretty prestigious tight end and they're emphasizing getting the ball out more and getting the passing game going with the tight ends. The staff is very young and very energetic."
The history and tradition at Nebraska stands out to Cope-Fitzpatrick so the Huskers will definitely be taken seriously moving forward. Nebraska has been sending him the most correspondence in recent months so he knows it is highly interested in him.
"Tradition definitely runs deep there," Cope-Fitzpatrick said. "One of my coaches actually grew up in Nebraska so the Husker family runs deep everywhere."
The Northern California recruit is taking a break from unofficial visits and gathering himself for a busy spring and summer ahead.
With those two new offers plus Cal, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State already on the board things are certainly going to pick up even more.
"I'm looking forward to it," Cope-Fitzpatrick said.
Another thing the Rivals 250 to watch member might be looking forward to is hearing more from Florida. The Gators have recently gotten involved in his recruitment and he's starting to consider a trip to Gainesville to check them out.