Although he was only a sophomore, linebacker Shammond Cooper quickly became one of Trinity Catholic's best players last year with a nose for the ball which allowed him to make over 100 tackles.
"He's one of those guys who has a nose for the ball," head coach Cory Patterson said, "and honestly, I didn't think it would happen this fast. I coached him hard, he works very hard, and some people don't see that on film. He's a workaholic. He goes balls to the wall in the weight room."
That is how he plays on the field too.
"He tries to make every tackle. It isn't always pretty, but he's getting somebody done. He gets it done all the time. I didn't know it would go like this. I called to get schools to look at him and the feedback is turning into offers and a couple big ones are starting to roll in."
"We will all hit Notre Dame here soon, hit Michigan, Oklahoma -- he loves Oklahoma. We will definitely hit Oklahoma because he has been pushing me about that date and trying to get down there. We will get to Notre Dame here as soon as possible in the next couple weeks and then Michigan and Oklahoma right after that.
"I want to get him to Oklahoma right now to get him in conversation with them."
Patterson added that Cooper will attend LSU's camp in the summer.