Cooper Adds To Offer List But Wants More

Ohio defensive back Quintin Cooper has added to his offer list but he's also looking for another program to jump on board. We get the latest on Cooper and his interest in a program not too far from his home.

Quintin Cooper has watched the past few years as teammates have taken scholarship offers and made their mark. Now the senior defensive back from Clayton (Ohio) Northmont is in the position to earn the offers and make his mark on one of the top program in Southwest Ohio.

"I just spoke with Air Force and they offered me," Cooper told Bearcat Insider. "Ball State had already offered and I'm hearing from several other programs."

At 5-foot-9, 170-pounds with recorded times in the 4.4 range Cooper knows he may lack the size most college programs look for but he's not lacking the one thing everyone is looking for, speed.

"I'm running track this spring and I'm on the 4x100 team that will be running at districts on Tuesday. The other day my coach timed me in the forty and clocked me at 4.37 so I'm feeling really good right now about my speed."

Some of the other programs to show interest have been Cincinnati, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Michigan. All have been in contact with Cincinnati having made the trip to see Cooper run during the past week.

"Cincinnati said they'll be letting me know soon if I'll have an offer or if I'll have to come to their camp and earn one before the month is over."

A Bearcats offer would be something Cooper would welcome.

"I've been to Cincinnati for their senior advance camp last year and really liked the campus and coaches. My sister attends Cincinnati and I'd be very happy if they would offer me and give me a chance to go there. I also attended the Pittsburgh game and got to see a lot more of the facilities. I can see myself playing there."

While a Bearcats offer wouldn't guarantee a commitment it would put the Bearcats up front.

"Colorado came and watched me run and they'll also be getting back with me in the next couple of weeks."

With track working its way to a close Cooper knows summer camps are around the corner and could play a major part in how the rest of his recruiting goes.

"I'm looking to attend some camps and look at several schools before making a choice. I feel I'll make my choice prior to my senior season as I've learned that when you find the right school you need to make your choice. I had a teammate the other year that waited too long and didn't get to attend the school he really wanted to."

Bearcat Insider will continue to follow Cooper in the coming weeks to see if he earns his Bearcats offer.

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