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47 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Myles Copeland

In which BracketCat counts down the 47th day until kickoff with a profile of linebacker Myles Copeland.


#47 Myles Copeland
Redshirt Freshman
6-0 | 217
Wichita, Kan.


Position: Linebacker

Previous College: None

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Preferred Walk-On

Myles Jeffery Copeland (b. Oct. 2, 1993) is a preferred walk-on linebacker from Wichita Collegiate High School.

His profile says he had interest from schools such as Air Force, Kansas and Minnesota, although never any actual offers. They were more of the Division II variety, but he's still a valuable acquisition as a walk-on.

ESPN rated Copeland a three-star player, No. 37 inside linebacker nationally and No. 5 recruit in Kansas.

He had 122 tackles at middle linebacker for the Spartans as a senior, and was named Kansas 3A All-State and all-league at linebacker and offensive line, as well as Gatorade top five in the state of Kansas.

As a junior, Copeland registered 90 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss. He had one interception that was returned 90 yards for a touchdown. He also forced five fumbles and recovered three fumbles.

His teams went 40-6 in his four years at Collegiate, including a state championship in 2009. Copeland recorded 407 tackles in high school. And his parents are Jayhawks who had to throw out all their stuff and go purple.

Copeland projects as a scout teamer, but he might be able to break onto special teams if he works hard.