August 8, 2007

UA takes look at Kopacka

Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity tight end Ben Kopacka took notice when his close friend committed to Arkansas.

Kopacka, 6-foot-4.5, 224 pounds, 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash, is good friends with Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee defensive lineman Justin Smith. Smith committed to Arkansas at the Seniors Camp on July 21.

"I wanted to go to Arkansas for the camp too," Kopacka said. "My flight from Atlanta to Fayetteville got canceled. I called Coach (Tracy) Rocker and told him what had happened. He told me not to worry that they would get me up for a visit in the fall.

"Justin and I have visited several schools at the same time on unofficial visits and we went to middle school together. We became friends at that time."

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