February 26, 2007

Coples looking at four early

KINSTON, N.C.- Defensive end Quinton Coples is one of several prospects that could be the top overall prospect in the state of North Carolina for the Class of 2008. The 6-foot-6, 242-pounder has a number of early scholarship offers and is getting early interest from nearly every program in the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences.

The Rivals.com Junior All-American has an early top four of Florida, North Carolina, North Carolina State and East Carolina.

Gators assistant Doc Holliday, one of the top 10 recruiters in the SEC according to Rivals.com and a previous national top 25 recruiter, has been in touch on behalf of the defending champions.

"(Florida) is just a great program and I like the way they get after it," Coples said. "Plus, the coach that is recruiting me from there is real down to Earth."

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