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2011 Sep 19

NEBRASKA FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Speedy California Cornerback/Running Back Hoping to Hear From Huskers

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By Brandon Cavanaugh

It’s no secret that Nebraska needs cornerbacks to fill the depth chart come 2012. 16 have already been offered during a year in which the Cornhuskers have to be picky about handing out scholarships. Jeffrey Coprich, Jr. of Valencia, California may earn one such offer before the 2011 recruiting cycle concludes.

Coprich, a 5’9” 185-pound running back/cornerback for the West Ranch Wildcats transferred from Golden Valley High in Santa Clarita, California and has been on a tear ever since. He didn’t always have an eye for football, though. “One day, I was going to practice with my little cousin and got recruited by a coach there,’” recalled Coprich. He confessed that basketball was his original passion but, “I always liked playing street football.”

He faced tragedy at an early age when both he and his sister were involved in a severe car accident. A three-year-old at the time, Coprich was able to survive. His seven-year-old sister, Essence Coprich and two year old cousin were not as fortunate.

Despite his loss, he uses her memory to help guide him. He continues her legacy by annually fundraising to get books donated to a library named after her located in Watts, California. “I’ve been through so much, it’s made me stronger as a person and a player,” he said.

Coprich began his career in pads as a member of the Mona Park Hurricanes than later moved on and begin playing for the Expo Panthers of rapper Snoop Dogg’s “Snoop Youth Football League.” He currently only holds offers from Army, Montana and Cal-Poly, but the recruiting season is far from over and the looks from other schools will likely intensify thanks to trips taken over this past summer.



Coprich attended camp at the University of Alabama and took an unofficial visit to Auburn. “I checked out (Auburn’s) campus too and really liked their facilities.” He travelled to Seattle to attend a Nike NFTC camp at the University of Washington where he garnered All-Camp Team honors.

Coprich eventually found himself at UCLA for an Elite Camp held by B2G Sports which brought in a horde of the country’s top talent. He took the opportunity to visit the campus and see how the Bruins’ program functions.

Finally, he played on former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johsnon’s 7-on-7 team before joining Team B2G’s as a cornerback and nickel back with wide receiver Gabriel Marks and all-purpose back Robert Lewis, both SMU commits.
Currently, Coprich is hearing the most from Army, Washington, UCLA, San Diego State and Cal-Poly, but after recently passing on information to Nebraska, he’s hoping to hear from the Cornhuskers soon.

“I know coach Pelini has a great philosophy. It’s all about the process. Prince Amukamara he came out to one of our B2G/Adidas events. He coached me up and taught me that you always need to be alert, stay strong in the head and be a leader on the field.” He was also quick to comment on his admiration of Nebraska’s current crop of linebackers and cornerbacks.



When discussing what he hopes to accomplish during his senior season in high school, Coprich made it clear that he takes academics as seriously as his work on the field as he’s aiming to bump his GPA up to a 3.8 (currently 3.5). His 1352 SAT score solidifies his intentions towards academic excellence.

On the field, He’s setting his goals high. “I want to lead my team to a league championship. That’d be the first time my school would win it, so that’s my number one goal. My personal goal is to shoot for 2,000 yards and 20 TDs rushing.”

He’s well on his way, rushing for 400 yards and six touchdowns through three games this season. Coprich possesses incredible speed, but he’s not one to avoid contact as a running back. At cornerback, his physicality continues to show and he professes his love of scrapping with wide receivers.

An extremely talented athlete, his information is being passed around the offices of several college football powerhouses. It’s hard to imagine that some won’t be giving Coprich looks in the near future. In the meantime, his focus is on the season and bringing a title home to West Ranch before hitting the recruiting trail hard.

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mojohusker

Jeff you sound like a good guy and I wish you the best of luck with your college career. I hope the Huskers find some room for you and give you a chance to prove yourself in Memorial Stadium on Saturdays. Whatever happens, I'm sure you'll make your family proud. Best of luck!

– Sep 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

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mojohusker

Jeff you sound like a good guy and I wish you the best of luck with your college career. I hope the Huskers find some room for you and give you a chance to prove yourself in Memorial Stadium on Saturdays. Whatever happens, I'm sure you'll make your family proud. Best of luck!

– Sep 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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Wisdom2013

Winner1925 I agree with you on that I was wondering if the writer of this story could follow him and keep us inform on Jeffrey progress,my grandson and some of his team mates was here last evening and they was going crazy over the YouTube Video as he ran that ball seems like a hundred yard dash.The kids was saying Coprich runs with Swagg.I just laughed because kids these days amazes me.We would like to keep up with his progress so I hope the writer will do updates on here.

Again,congratulations kid Coprich you have just inspired over 20 young men alone in this community and I'm sure by now all over the country we are cheering you on from 3,000 miles away
"Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever, always keep this prayer close to your heart.

Bless you Coprich

– Sep 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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Winner1925

Just read a amazing story on this young man name Jeff Coprich what a story Triump Over Tragedy it should read.I feel this kid needs to be more of a Running Back but that's my opinion.Huskers I know that there might be a lot of talent out there,however I wouldn't SLEEP ON THIS TALENT!

Look at this kid, when he gets a good block on the carry he's like a bullet you can't stop him.I wish him nothing but the best in the future,and just a note to Jeff I'm truly sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and your family.Your story hit me kind of hard this morning because I have a seven year old daughter and I can't even imagine what your parents are going through my prayers are with you and your family.

This is to any College Coach please note that this young man deserves a chance to be on your board not because he's good in football but because he is determine to be a Winner.Whom ever gets this young man will have a wonderful talent,I'm very impressed of Jeff Coprich talent. Watch the video and be inspired!

– Sep 20, 2011 at 11:15 am

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hamburgerbomb

Be patient get your name out there and become a husker. It all sounds good to me bring your friends with you also. Hope to see you here in Nebraska. Good luck this year make it a great one!

– Sep 20, 2011 at 9:44 am

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Wisdom2013

Ok, this is really amazing 4,813 views and all he has is four comments. Well,I was so inspired by this story until I had to do my research on this kid from Watts and I just read that this kid name Coprich has has broken two record at Two different schools.apparently he is a senior at West Ranch and rushed for 213 yards at the home opener,then I guess the school he left Golden Valley he broke a record there with 202 yards well get me out the corn fields! By golly this kid has some wheels and he is determine to get there if no one picks him up in a car, my God.ok HUSKERS! And the Coaches I say again you not look over this kid.geesh you means to tell me you break a record at one school then go to another and break there too,just darn AMAZING! Jeff Copprich I don't know if you will ever see this comment son but my hats off to you son and your family you have inspired me and all my grandchildren,even if none of your dream schools pick you up you just work on your studies and focus on football you will and you shall go to the top young man keep breaking records.Well Hiskers leave this young man a message.

– Sep 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm

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quietstorm65

I am excited about the future opportunities for Jeffrey Coprich, Jr. I am a friend/classmate of his father Jeffrey Coprich, Sr. whom I've know for about 30 years. He has instilled in Jeff Jr. good morals, excellent work ethics and high expectations for education. I look forward to seeing Jeffrey Coprich, Jr. in the future with some awesome opportunities for education and for an inspiring life!

– Sep 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

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Wisdom2013

Awesome Talent! It's my prayer that the Huskers,Auburn,Washington,University of Alabama,would make this young man dreams come true for him, just on the tragic events in his family life got me alone.If I had a University team to put him on I would.Hats off to Jeff Coprich I will be looking out for him.

– Sep 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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Koonsman

What about a package deal with number 17 there? Tall and just as fast. Wonder if his hands are any good

– Sep 19, 2011 at 11:20 am

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inclan

Dang that kid is fast.
Great patience waiting for play to develop behind his blockers.

– Sep 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

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