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Rashawn Copeland, Another New Jayhawk!!!

Kansas Jayhawk football fans the momentum is building and we've gotten another one in the fold for the 2009 Kansas football season.

Tonight I spoke with Rashawn Copeland a three star corner out of Highland CC in Highland Kansas.  Copeland will be headed to Lawrence this spring to join the Kansas football program as a preferred walk on with an opportunity to earn a scholarship this spring.  After starting his junior college career at Fort Scott as a safety, Copeland made the move to corner when he transfered to Highland for the 2008 season.  At 6'2" and 186 pounds Copeland brings size to the corner position and excellent speed after clocking in at a 4.37 at Highland.

When asked about his decision to attend Kansas Copeland explained, "When I moved to Topeka, I got to experience a couple of Kansas basketball games and football games.  I just fell in love with the school and knew i had to be a Jayhawk.  The atmosphere, the tradition, and the great fans."

Copeland said he had the opportunity to take a visit to the Louisiana Tech game and last Thursday made the call to the Kansas coaching staff.

Copeland is looking to make an impact early at Kansas, and when asked about his goals for his Jayhawk career he said, "I expect to go up to Kansas in the spring and open up some eyes.  I want to show the players, the coaches, the fans and the faculty.  I just want to work hard and let things roll from there."

From my brief conversation with Copeland it was hard not to be excited to have a guy with this type of enthusiasm and drive for the University of Kansas.  My hope is he can be as successful as he wants to be and I think it shows how far this program has come when we are able to land this caliber of player from the JUCO ranks as a preferred walk on.  Obviously he'll have to prove it on the field, but I'll be wishing him the best as he heads to Lawrence this spring.