Thursday, January 17, 2013

Breaking News: Falcons Get Four-Star Verbal is reporting that BG has received a commitment from its first four-star recruit.  His name is Fred Coppet and he is a RB from Ft. Lauderdale.  With a ranking of "81" he is the highest rated player in the class to date.  They have him ranked as the #30 RB in the nation.

The Sun-Sentinel says he had offers from"Houston, FIU, Boston College, USF and Indiana" and cancelled his visit to Houston with his BG commit. The paper refers to BG as a "darkhorse" candidate.

He's certainly fast.

Coppet is gifted with elite speed, having run a 10.78-second 100-yard dash. He put that speed to use over the last two seasons, where he's been Aquinas' top rusher, going for 1,436 yards and 17 touchdowns this season for the Class 7A state champions.
He's not huge.  At 5'9" and 174, ESPN says that his ability to bulk up and stay fast is the key to his future.  Seems about Samuel-sized.  Their report says he can run inside and out and catch the ball, which sounds just like the kind of guy who Clawson can use.

He is the 4th RB in this class and 3 of BG's top 4 ranked recruits right now are RBs.  All 4 RBs are Floridians.

BG now has 22 HS commits, plus a JUCO transfer and a D1 transfer.  Nine of the HS players are from Florida and 4 of those have committed in the last week.

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