#47 Myles Copeland
Previous College: None
Status: Preferred Walk-On
Myles Jeffery Copeland (b. Oct. 2, 1993) is a preferred walk-on linebacker from Wichita Collegiate High School. He redshirted in 2012 and did not see any game action in 2013. He had one tackle in the spring game for the White.
Copeland's Rivals profile says he had interest from schools such as Air Force, Kansas and Minnesota, although never any actual offers. Those were more of the Division II variety, but he's still a valuable acquisition as a walk-on.
ESPNU rated Copeland a three-star player, the No. 36 inside linebacker nationally and the 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.