Crimson Tide lands elite wide receiver

The University of Alabama continues to add speed to their recruiting class. The Tide landed a major commitment Thursday afternoon from Amari Cooper, four-star wide receiver from Miami-Northwestern, Fla.


Amari Cooper committed to Alabama instead of Florida State and West Virginia who were also on his list. Cooper had originally planned to announce his decision in late August, but decided to wait.

Cooper earned his scholarship from Alabama following the Tide's camp in July. He drew heavy praise from former NFL legend Cris Carter who worked the Alabama camp as a receivers coach.

"They play football based on match-ups," Cooper said about the Tide's offense. "If they have a mis-match they are going to take advantage of it. I really like that."

Cooper announced his decision on ESPNU shortly after 4:00 p.m. (CST).

"The University of Alabama," Cooper said when asked where he would attend college. "I felt like it was the best choice for me. I felt like the opportunities they presented to me there were great. It was one of the best campuses I visited. I feel good about it."

He is another future Tide player who will participate in the Under Armour All-America game.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect joins National 100 members Chris Black and Eddie Williams from the Sunshine State in the 2012 recruiting class.

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