With rumors swirling around that Stanford Cardinal may be changing coaches other schools may think it is an opportunity to feed off the situation and pick off Stanford’s better recruits. One of the best that the Cardinal has in their ledger is four-star defensive end/offensive tackle Matt Kopa (6-6, 265, 4.97) from Elk Grove, Calif.
If Stanford were to let go their coaching staff would that mean that Kopa would open up his options?
“It depends,” Kopa said. “I really like Stanford’s coaches.”
“Buddy (Teevens) and his coaches are great guys,” Kopa said. “I don’t want any one of Coach Teevens’ coaches to go but I trust Stanford will get the right person for the job.”
“I trust Stanford will do the right thing,” Kopa said. “Most likely I will stay with Stanford, but we will have to see.”
“Until signing day anything can happen,” Kopa said. “Oklahoma, Nebraska and USC were all showing me a lot of interest before I committed.”
Other schools that are in the hunt if things are to change are Cal, Colorado and Colorado State.
“I will take my official visit to Stanford this coming weekend (December 3rd),” Kopa said. “I will know more details this coming weekend.”
In an earlier interview with Elk Grove coach Dave Hoskins he had this to say about his talented player.
“Matt is excellent in the classroom,” Hoskins said. “He has never had a B, Matt is a straight A student.”
“Matt has a very large wingspan,” Hoskins said. “He has good lateral movement and is very athletic for his size.”
“Matt is a hard worker,” Hoskins said. “He’s very good in the weighroom.”
“Matt is very instinctive,” Hoskins said. “He’s a natural defensive end. Matt does a great job taking on offensive tackles.”