Tigers Making Strong Push for Top LB

One of the top linebackers in South Carolina talks with CUTigers.com about his favorite schools.

6-1, 195 pound linebacker prospect Scotty Cooper continues to stockpile scholarship offers entering the end of his junior year in high school.

"Right now I have about seven offers," Cooper told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "West Virginia and Tennessee are the latest. I am also hearing from Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, but they have not offered."

Cooper, who is out of Lake City High School, is not quite ready to go on record with a leader, but the Tigers appear to be in great shape. "Yeah I am hearing a lot from the coaches at Clemson," he said. "I hear from all of the coaches and I talk with coach Blackwell pretty much every day."

The prize recruit also said he could play several positions at the next level, but most likely he'll end up at linebacker.

"I know Clemson wants me at linebacker," he said. "I will probably play the 'Will' linebacker position, but I could play any of the three really."

When asked which school is recruiting him the hardest at the present time, Cooper responded, "It would be Clemson."

The Lake City standout also said he has no current verbal commitment timeframe in place. "Yeah I have no idea when I am going to commit," stated the talented defender.

Cooper's summertime plans currently include a stop at both Clemson and South Carolina. "I will not be going to the Nike camp (at Clemson) but I am going to camp at Clemson and Carolina this summer.

"I don't really have any other plans for the summer right now. I don't do anything but football. I can't take time off for anything else."

As a junior, Cooper was recognized as an All-Region selection after recording 96 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and four sacks.

CUTigers.com will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defender from South Carolina, right up through signing day.

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