Cope-Fitzpatrick enjoys UA Game experience 

January, 8, 2012
Over the past season, Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick (Rocklin, Calif./Whitney) solidified his status among the top tight ends in the country. The USC commitment checks in as the No. 2 ranked player at the position in the ESPNU 150 and he was selected to participate in last week's Under Armour All-America Game. Several months after taking part in The Opening, Cope-Fitzpatrick was again surrounded by many of the top recruits in the country.

"It was great being around people like you -- other highly-touted recruits," Cope-Fitzpatrick said of the experience. "But guys are so different, being from all different parts of the country. After that first day though, everyone started to bond and we started feeling almost like a real team. We had each other's backs. I really enjoyed going through this experience with all of them."

Through Cope-Fitzpatrick's squad came out on the losing end, he authored one of the highlights of the night, grabbing a touchdown pass in the corner of the endzone.