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<b>TheTerritory</b> caught up with <b>Joe Cohen, Jeff Zuttah</b> and <b>Willie Cooper</b> today. Click here here for an update on the talented trio.

The Territory caught up with Joe Cohen, Jeff Zuttah and Willie Cooper today.

Here's a quick update on the talented trio:

Cohen, one of the most physically gifted players in the nation, helped Palm Bay upend Tampa Jefferson 19-10 in the Class 4A state championship game last Thursday at Doak Campbell Stadium. Cohen rushed 11 times for 25 yards and a touchdown to help Palm Bay finish with 209 total yards.

"Most of the night I did nothing but block," Cohen said Sunday.

Cohen, a 6-3, 240-pounder who excels on both sides of the line of scrimmage, says he's "wide open" as he prepares to visit Florida State (Jan. 10), Florida (Jan. 17) and Miami (Jan. 24) next month. And it appears Cohen's suitors also are wide open in terms of their plans for this stellar athlete.

Cohen, who ran a 4.47 40 and a 4.31 shutte at the Nike Camp, said he's being recruited as a running back by the Seminoles, a defensive end/fullback by the Gators and a linebacker by the Hurricanes. Cohen says he has yet to decide on what position to play at the next level. He also expects to attend the same school as teammate Reggie Nelson.

"When I am looking at a school, I am not looking at the depth chart," Cohen said. "I haven't made up my mind what position I want to play in college."

Zuttah, meanwhile, visited Michigan this weekend to conclude his five official visits – he was in Tallahassee in November. Zuttah, a 6-4, 279-pound offensive lineman from Princeton, New Jersey, said he had "a great time" in Ann Arbor and was impressed by the Wolverines' approach, showing him "what the school could do for me."

Zuttah, who also has visited Boston College, Penn State and Notre Dame, says he hopes to sit down Monday to start "hashing it out, writing down the pros and cons of each school."

Zuttah says he would like to make a decision by Christmas.

Cooper, a heralded safety from St. Augustine, did not take a visit this weekend.

However, FSU assistant coach Joe Kines visited Cooper at school last week and recruiting coordinator John Lilly has scheduled a home visit this week. Cooper, who also said he's "wide open," will visit FSU Jan. 10, Florida Jan. 17 and Miami Jan. 24. Cooper, who hinted he would like to stay in the Sunshine State, is scheduled to visit Oklahoma this weekend.


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