Cooper Updates His Status

Raleigh (NC) Millbrook wide receiver Corey Cooper opened some eyes this week when he decommitted from Louisville.

Raleigh (NC) Millbrook wide receiver Corey Cooper opened some eyes this week when he decommitted from Louisville.

He committed to the Cardinals over the summer after considering over a dozen offers from programs such as Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina.

However, he is now back on the board after informing the Louisville coaches of his decision.

"Yes sir, I'm no longer committed," said Cooper. "It's a decision that I made with my family."

"I have a few options right now, but I don't want to put out a new list. I'm going to talk with my parents about it... we are going to look at a few options."

Cooper, who says that he is wide open and doesn't have a leader or list at this point, is looking forward to talking to other schools.

"I'm sure that is going to happen," he said. "I haven't really talked with any yet though."

In fact, the timing of his decision has hurt Cooper's recruitment. College coaches have been roaming the halls at Millbrook High School to evaluate the rising seniors, but at the time, Cooper was committed to Louisville.

"That's it, we have had college coaches come to Millbrook, but they've been in to see the 2014 class," he said. "At that time, I was committed to Louisville so none of them were at school for me."

One of those schools, according to Cooper, was NC State. He indicated that while the Wolfpack did visit, they aren't recruiting him at this time.

"NC State came to my school, but I was committed when they came by," he said. "Like I said, I have some options to look at. I'll talk it all over with my parents."

The 6-foot, 185-pound wideout finished his senior season with 461 yards receiving and six touchdowns. He will suit for the East squad in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl being held in Los Angeles on January 4, 2013.

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