Cooper excited about future after visit

The highlight of Sam Cooper's official visit to Clemson this weekend was a preview of what he'll be doing each Saturday in Death Valley over the next several years.

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CUTigers caught up with Ensworth High School tight end Sam Cooper not long after he wrapped up his official visit to Clemson.

"We got to put on jerseys and run down the hill. It was a pretty incredible feeling for all the recruits," Cooper said. "Probably the next best thing, my mom was kind of worried about college football. She seems to be doing better after talking to coach (Dabo) Swinney."

He met with Swinney when he first got into town on Friday.

"We were just getting to know him better and to see what life in Clemson is going to be like," Cooper said.

As for what he'll be doing in the fall, Cooper isn't sure whether he'll red-shirt or gets early playing time. Whichever makes the team better, is the role he'll gladly accept.

"I'm just trying to make the team better, however I can, and whatever way," he said.

One thing he does know, he loved how active the tight ends were this season.

"I love the way Clemson uses its tight ends. I got to spend some time with Dwayne (Allen) this weekend. I'm so excited. It's going to be a great time for me," Cooper said.

Walk-on quarterback Taylor Ogle served as his player host this weekend.

"It was really good. Everybody that I met seemed like good people to be around. I felt right at home," Cooper said. "It's definitely a great fit for me and my family." Top Stories