Sophomore QB recaps first visit

Zerrick Cooper was pretty up front about it when Clemson offered him earlier this month. He didn't know a whole heck of a lot about the Clemson football program.

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Now that he's been to Clemson, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback from Jonesboro High School in Georgia had plenty of good things to say about the Tigers.

"I loved it. I loved everything that they had in store for me," Cooper told CUTigers on Saturday, after his trip to Clemson for the spring game junior day.

The highlights of the visit included a meeting with Chad Morris and one of his former pupils.

"Meeting Tajh Boyd, coach Morris and I sat down and talked, he showed me some things that I liked," Cooper said.

He went into detail about the sit-down with Morris.

"Pretty much told me the offense they run, he showed me a couple of videos, pretty much told me that they're program was a good fit for me," Cooper said.

Watching the game was fun, too.

"I loved it. I do think Clemson is a good style of play for me. I like to run the spread, so I think it's pretty good," he said.

Overall, it was a good first trip to Clemson.

"I liked it. It was very home, welcoming to me. Everything was right there, so I wouldn't have to travel too far, so it was pretty good," Cooper said.

Later this spring, he'll visit Kentucky. West Virginia, Michigan State and Miami will host Cooper in the summer.

Splitting reps with a senior last season, he completed 83 of 156 passes for 1,200 yards with six touchdowns.


Cooper (right) with Morris and Milan Richard (middle) before the spring game.

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