Shammond Cooper (Nate Latsch photo)

Schools pushing for 2019 LB Shammond Cooper

St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic 2019 LB Shammond Cooper has seen his offer list continue to grow over the last few weeks. Several visits are planned with big-time programs coming up.

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.

That led to college offers and recent weeks have brought more including Mississippi, OklahomaNotre Dame and LSU

"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."

Cooper visited Illinois and Iowa State with his teammates and will be getting to some more schools soon including one Big 12 program he really likes.

"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.

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