Athlete Travares Copeland is enjoying his first spring with his new team at Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Treasure Coast. Copeland, who plays quarterback for Treasure Coast, transferred in prior to the spring after spending his junior year at Fort Pierce (Fla.) Westwood.
"Spring has been fun because I hadn't worked with these guys before and I am getting to learn and adapt to them," Copeland said. "It is just a new experience."
Due to FHSAA transfer rules, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete will be unable to participate in Treasure Coast's spring game.
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While he won't be able to show his skills in the spring finale, that shouldn't hurt his recruitment. Copeland estimated that around 20 schools had dropped in on him this spring to evaluate him. That is in addition to the 13 offers he claims at this stage of his recruitment and the interest those schools are showing. His offer list consists of Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia State, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia, and Western Kentucky.
At this stage in his recruitment, Copeland claims no leaders.
"Nobody really stands out," Copeland said. "I am waiting to go on my visits before I narrow things down. I plan to take a lot of trips. I want to see pretty much every school that has offered me. I plan to travel a lot."
At the next level, Copeland has a desire to remain at quarterback but is understanding if a school wants to switch him to wide receiver.
"I want to play quarterback but at the same time it doesn't matter if I end up playing receiver," Copeland said. "If I have to make a change (from quarterback), then I will make a change."
As a junior, Copeland threw for 1,045 yards and 13 touchdowns.