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Cal or Hawaii for Coprich

1/27/2012

Jeffrey Coprich (Stevenson Ranch, Calif./West Ranch) took an official visit to Hawaii last weekend and while on his visit, he got a call from Cal saying they were interested in the two-way athlete visiting campus as well.

Coprich plays both running back and defensive back and said he’s being recruited by both schools as an athlete right now.

“Hawaii was a great trip, and I really liked it there,” Coprich said. “There’s such a feeling of family there and you get a real sense of the local support for the school. It’s a small school right in the middle of the community, and I got a really good vibe with everyone I met.

“I like Coach [Norm] Chow a lot and he’s brining in a really good staff as well. It’s amazing how respected Coach Chow is at Hawaii, everyone loves him. I’m going to take this visit to Cal this weekend and then make a final decision between those two schools.”

Coprich said he’s pretty sure he has an offer from the Bears but is looking forward to talking with head coach Jeff Tedford to confirm.

“I want to confirm it with him when I meet to talk to him about what position he wants me at,” Coprich said. “So far it has been as an athlete but I want to see if they like me for offense or defense. I really like Cal a lot and if things go well, it might be hard to turn them down.

“My family is coming up with me and they really like Cal a lot. They love that it’s close to home and they can come and see me play whenever they want. It’s a good academic school as well so we’ll see how it goes. At the end of the day, it’s going to be my decision but it’s a family decision as well.”