Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne multi-sport athlete DeVaughn Cooper had a very promising junior season and is now receiving interest from a few different college programs.
“It was a good season for me,” Cooper said. “I made plays on both sides of the ball and since we play some of the best teams in California, I was able to see how my game stacked up. My speed started too show up this season.”
Cooper’s speed was a main reason he just received a scholarship offer from the University of Arizona.
“They think I’m a lot like number 10 (Samajie Grant)," he said. "They like guys who can fit into that role on the inside and make plays against a bunch of different players, and that’s what I do.
"I’m getting better all the time. They were very nice and seemed to think that I can do really well over there.”
Although early, Cooper has heard enough to be enticed.
“They want me to get there and after I found out what they thought I could do and I looked at what the place has going for it, it was kind of an easy decision," Cooper said. "I don’t know for sure when I will get there, but it will be sometime soon.”
The recruiting process is something new to Cooper.
“Utah and San Diego State are some schools that have sent me quite a bit of stuff, but, other than that, I don’t really know a ton about what’s going on.
“When I do take visits I just want to find a school with a good coach and offense. I have no idea at all when I might find that school.”