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Copeland quickly racking up offers

Last weekend, Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Treasure Coast athlete Travares Copeland participated in a camp held in Central Florida. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect showed his ability working out as a wide receiver. Since that time, he has seen his offer list quickly grow.
"USF offered me, also Georgia State and Kentucky, and Louisville is supposed to be offering me tomorrow (Friday)," Copeland said. "When I got my first offer I was really excited because I know how hard I have been working and for it to finally come through had me very excited."
With regards to the in-state offer, from Skip Holtz' USF Bulls, Copeland intends to make his way to the Tampa-based campus in the near future to learn more about the program.
"The only time I have been to USF was for a 7-on-7 camp," Copeland said. "This Saturday I am going up to USF for a visit."
He has been in contact with two assistant coaches on Holtz' staff.
"I have been talking to Coach KP - Kevin Patrick - and I have talked to Coach (Rick) Smith," Copeland said. "Coach Patrick said I am a very good athlete and they would like to see me at wide receiver or defensive back. Coach Smith said the same thing also. They graded me from a one to five, with one being the highest on the board, and they gave me a 1.5 on their board. So they are very excited to see me this weekend."
According to Copeland, Georgia State wants him as a quarterback while Kentucky wants him as a wide receiver and Louisville is simply looking at his as an athlete at this time. Another school, who has yet to offer, is very intrigued by Copeland at the wide receiver spot.
"Alabama really, really love me at wide receiver," Copeland said. "I think I will get an offer from Alabama too."
If Copeland has his way, he will be on the offensive side of the ball.
"I would definitely like to play offense, no doubt," Copeland said. "Quarterback or wide receiver. I feel like I am untouchable, so either one wouldn't matter to me."
In addition to his scheduled visit to USF, Copeland said he also intends to visit Florida State, Florida, and Miami. His visit to Miami is likely to be taken in late March with the others to be determined at a later date.
As a junior, Copeland played at Fort Pierce (Fla.) Westwood, but after moving he has transferred to Treasure Coast where he expects to play quarterback as a senior.
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