MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Travares Copeland is among the set of five true freshman wide receivers trying to earn themselves some playing time when the season begins.
Freshman had their first interview session with media on Tuesday, and Copeland – a 6-foot-1, 170 pound prospect from Port St. Lucie, Fla. – has an extra obstacle while learning the offense: he used to be a quarterback.
Copeland was a standout dual threat at the position throwing for 1,096 yards his senior year at Treasure Coast High, while completing 78-of-144 passes. He also ran for 497 yards and six TDs.
He said there is a transition, but it hasn't been too difficult.
“The more reps you get the more you learn the offense. But at the end of the day it’s football so it was easy,” he said. “I knew I was going to play receiver when I got here.”
Jordan Thompson is a lock for playing time. He has been repping with the first team, and lined up with them on Monday night during the drive the media saw.
But Coach Dana Holgorsen has also said he’s not opposed to playing all five including freshmen Devonte Robinson (6-1, 170), Devonte Mathis (6-2, 210), Will Johnson (6-6, 245) and Copeland.