Cooper Gets Cardinals' Offer

A Florida RB picked up his first FBS offer on Wednesday as Ball State extended an offer.

It is a great big sigh of relief to get your first scholarship offer to play College Football, it is even better when you are not too far removed from a serious injury.

Such is the case for Auburndale (FL) RB Wilbur Cooper who picked up his first offer on Wednesday from Ball State.

"It's a blessing come true that I've patiently been waiting on and I'm excited about it a lot," Cooper said. Especially coming off an ACL knee injury."

That knee injury, which Cooper suffered as a sophomore, is still something he knows he has to prove to coaches.

" By me getting injured," Cooper said. "I told my parents and coaches I felt like I had to prove myself even more."

And proven himself he has as the 5-10 200 RB has already gained interest from Kent State, Toledo, Miami & Kentucky to go along with his offer from Ball State.

Despite sharing carries in with 2 other regular backs, Cooper was still able to rush for over 500 yards as a junior and his skill set shows through on film.

" I can do it all from out running people to making them miss in the trenches," Cooper said. "Outside of my running skills I'm a pretty good receiver. I am a great blocker up field for my teammates. In open space I let my 4.49 40 yard laser and 10.8 100 meter speed do the work."

Up next for the Florida speedster is to learn more about the program that just offered him.

I really don't know much about Ball State but I know they have a great program," Cooper said. "They run a lot of pistol and trap offense which is right up my alley."

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