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Tight end takes in Stanford victory

Davis Koppenhaver was one of many prospects at the Stanford-USC game on Saturday and even though he wasn't one of the more well-known recruits that could certainly change ahead.
The 2014 tight end from Newhall (Calif.) Hart missed all but two games in his sophomore season because of injury but he's back playing this year and could see his recruitment take off soon.
Koppenhaver, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound recruit, said he had an outstanding time during Stanford's upset win over then-No. 2 USC and looks forward to hearing more from the Cardinal coaching staff.
"It was awesome," Koppenhaver said. "It was actually my second time going there. I went to their camp over the summer and they invited me to go to the game this weekend. It was really fun.
"It was obviously pretty intense but it wasn't too crazy. It was really loud though."
It's still incredibly early for Koppenhaver especially since he missed most of his sophomore season.
Stanford has shown a good amount of interest and Oregon, Virginia, Delaware and a few others are involved but Koppenhaver wants to see which other programs get involved as his junior season continues.
"I got hurt in the second game of the season last year, I didn't get to play the rest of the season, so coaches said they're really interested but that they need to see a little bit more from me in game-time action," Koppenhaver said.
What's also interesting about Koppenhaver's recruitment is that Newhall Hart does not utilize a tight end so the 2014 prospect is playing slightly out of position. That's still fine, though, since he can still be a playmaker.
"I play tight end but in our offense we don't have a tight end so I'm playing a lot of slot receiver," Koppenhaver said. "It's hard for college coaches to project me right now because I'm playing a different position."
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