Redbirds add running back from California
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[May 10, 2012]
NORMAL -- Illinois State
football head coach Brock Spack added another piece to his 2012
recruiting class Wednesday, when he announced the addition of
running back Marshaun Coprich (Victorville, Calif./Oak Hills HS) to
the team's roster.
The 5-foot-9, 190-pound ball carrier was a late signee for the
Redbirds, but Illinois State head coach Brock Spack was to add
another talented running back to his roster for the fall.
"Throughout the recruiting process, we wanted to add a speed back who
could give us a change of pace, and Marshaun fits that profile," Spack said.
"We have three very solid backs on the roster now that
are bigger and more physical, so having him will give us a different
look back there. It took a while for us to find him in the process,
but he fell through the cracks with all the attention placed on the
Los Angeles area, and we were fortunate to be able to add him to the
roster. He not only adds some depth, but could also provide us a bit of
insurance as Jonathon Miller returns from injury."
Coprich was a three-year letter winner at Oak Hills High School for
head coach Robert Kistner and finished his career with 56 combined
touchdowns. As a senior in 2011, he rushed for 2,269 yards and 29
touchdowns on his way to being named an all-area, all-conference and
all-state selection. Included in that performance were a 91-yard
touchdown run and a 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
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During his junior season, Coprich rushed for 1,565 yards and 15
touchdowns and broke onto the scene as a sophomore with 825
rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 2009. He joins Donovan Harden
(Rialto) and Sam Campbell (Lake View Terrace) as the only
Redbirds on the roster from the state of California.
Coprich will join the rest of his new teammates on the field
Aug. 4, when fall training camp begins. ISU will open the 2012
football season at home against Dayton Sept. 1.
news release received from Michael Williams, Illinois State