Kellam LB Kemari Copeland (Photo: Brian Knight/recruit757)
Kemari Copeland decommits from Navy
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Navy Football has scooped up a bunch of good football athletes from Virginia in their 2021 recruiting class, but one may have slipped through their nets.
On Thursday afternoon, Kellam linebacker Kemari Copeland announced that he is once again on the hunt for a college home.
“I have opened my recruiting. There isn’t a particular school (that I have in mind),” Copeland said. Kemari confirmed that Navy wanted him to sign in the early signing period this month and he’s not ready to do that.
“If I early sign, I could miss an opportunity to play at a traditional school,” he stated.
— Kemari Copeland™ (@KemariCopeland) December 10, 2020
Copeland made it clear that he was not sure about playing at a military academy. While he wasn’t ready to discuss his options, he accumulated 11 offers over the past year plus. Two of those 11 offers are Army and Navy, and several of those offers could be unavailable at this point.
His total offer list includes Army, Navy, Marshall, Rhode Island, Campbell, NC A&T, Sacred Heart, VMI, William and Mary, Bryant, and Fordham.
In late August, his top four were Army, Navy, Marshall and W&M.
Kemari could not set a time frame for a commitment, but he did say, “I’m just ready to play ball.”
A lot of us are ready to see that from our high school athletes and our high school athletes who are headed to the next level.
– Andy Hilton