Due to graduation and possible early entry to the NFL, there figures to be some opening at the wide receiver position next season.
Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne 2016 wide receiver Devaughn Cooper appears primed to earn playing time.
“I fit perfectly into what Arizona wants to do,” Cooper said. “I run pretty good routes and I’m able to get the ball from a bunch of different spots and I’m big enough to make plays on the outside but I am quick enough to get inside as well.”
Arizona was one of the first schools to get in on Cooper.
“When schools like Michigan started to recruit me, it was really eye opening," Cooper said. "The thing about Arizona is that they were on me early and even though they’ve struggled a bit, you can see why receivers want to play in that system.”
Still, it won't necessarily be easy keeping Cooper.
"Arizona State recently offered me," Cooper said. "It is definitely an offer I am looking at. I don't know if I will visit, but I am interested."
Cooper believes he will better prepared for the next level because of the competition he sees every week.
“Honestly, I think the players in the LA area are the best," he said. "We have big guys, quarterbacks and more speed than pretty much any other place in the country. I mean, look at the team I’m on. We’ve lost some games, but there are quite a few guys on this team that are going to play college football.
“That doesn’t even take into account all the powerhouses in the area like your Bosco’s and Serra’s. We see each other throughout the season and offseason and a lot of other guys push each other.
"I’m going to Arizona, but a lot of other guys are going to rival schools. I think about playing guys like that at the next level all the time.”