When Jeffrey Coprich received the message to call home the Stevenson Ranch (Calif.) West Ranch prospect thought something might be wrong. But it was good news and now Coprich is sitting with his first Pac-12 offer.
"I was at school and I got a text from my dad saying to call home right away," Coprich said. "I actually thought something was wrong but it was good news. He told me I needed to call Colorado. I was like I hope they offer because that's one of the schools I really want to go to. It's Pac-12 so that's big."
Colorado did offer Coprich, a 5-foot-9, 182-pound prospect who also has offers from Army, Cal Poly, Illinois State and Montana. He talked with director of player personnel Darian Hagan and coach Jon Embree and the Buffaloes have emerged as a clear leader in Coprich's recruitment.
"I talked to coach Hagan and I was already familiar with him because he's pretty close to the family and he's from my area," Coprich said.
"I got a chance to talk to the corners coach and he asked me what other offers I have and he asked a couple of other questions and he was like, 'Now you have five offers.' I started screaming because it was Colorado and that's one of the schools I want to go to. It's like a dream come true.
"I got a chance to talk to coach Embree and he's a really cool guy. He's from Santa Clarita and he asked me about playing Valencia and he's very familiar with my area. That was pretty big being able to talk to coach Embree. They're big on me right now. They're looking for corners and they said they'll look at me at running back so hopefully I can go in there and be an athlete."
Coprich likes Colorado a lot but before he considers a commitment the West Ranch standout wants to take his official visit.
Going to Boulder during the weekend of Nov. 12 when the Buffaloes host Arizona seems like the best fit. After that trip, Coprich said he could be closing in on making a pledge.
"I'm going to take a visit and I think I'm going to make a decision pretty soon (after the trip)," Coprich said. "I'm pretty high on Colorado right now being that it's a Pac-12 school and that's my first Pac-12 offer. That's pretty big right now."