It's been about a month since four-star defensive end Quinton Coples made his way to Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy. The 6-foot-7, 235-pounder is three games into the season and has enjoyed playing with some of the top talent in the nation.
"We're doing well, we're 2-1," he said. "We've got good team chemistry and we're all coming together as a family, bonding. Everyone seems to know everyone else's strengths and weaknesses and I've been very impressed with the whole team, especially the defensive line.
"If everything continues the way it's going. We've got a bright future ahead of all of us. The sky is the limit."
How has Coples been playing up to this point?
"Overall I've done pretty well," he said. "There's always room for improvement, I just want to continue improving more on pass rushing. I'm good, but I'd like to be great. I have seen some improvements from last year. I'm faster off the ball, stronger and more physical."
Coples claims he's registered four sacks so far this season.
On the recruiting front the No. 17 strongside defensive end in the country has been hearing from plenty of colleges.
"Florida State, Tennessee and NC State have called me," he said. "I've also gotten a lot of letters from ECU, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
"I'm not too concerned with recruiting. Visits are going to be much later down the line. I don't even really have a favorite right now. Mostly, I'm just looking for a place that can make me a better person and athlete."