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Copeland was recruiting by former wide receivers coach Guy Holliday and he had only positive things to say.
"I loved all the coaches, especially coach Holliday," he said.
Copeland was visited in-home by coach Darnell this past Monday.
"I think coach Darnell is a nice coach, he's straight up," he added. "You leave Western Michigan a man."
Copeland is a full academic qualifier (2.9/760) and plans to study Computer Programming while at Western Michigan. He currently participates in basketball where he plays every position except point guard.
He helped lead his team to a 7-4 record and a 1st round showing in the Georgia 5A playoffs.
"I had 54 solo tackles and another 42 assisted," he said. "I also had two interceptions and 14 receptions on offense for 108 yards and three touchdowns."
Though Copeland came to Western Michigan alone, he felt very comfortable on his visit.
"I was there with a couple other guys from Georgia and we are all committed and I can't wait to get up there this fall," he said.
Copeland also considered Tennessee Chattanooga, Western Carolina (offered) and Connecticut.
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