Camm Cooper has been impressive throwing the football all spring, performing well at both the Under Armour All-American football camp and The Opening Los Angeles, and it's been a busy couple months from a recruiting standpoint, too.
The four-star quarterback from Lehi, Utah, shows compact, smooth mechanics, puts nice touch on throws of all depths and keeps things simple with his footwork, allowing him to calmly hit receivers in stride. He received his ticket to the Elite 11 Finals recently and that honor was well deserved given that Cooper has been one of the steadiest prospects for quite some time.
Boise State and Washington State drew visits from Cooper this week and the left-handed gunslinger raved about each stop, telling Scout.com that both programs are high on his list. The Broncos extended a scholarship offer at the midway point of last season and Cooper said head coach Bryan Harsin was very approachable while he was on campus.
"It was cool because I had been to Boise State before, so it was nice to see practice and how everyone coached," Cooper said. "I like things around there and it's really blue collar, and it was nice to see that what they've been saying about the program is true.
"The comparison to Kellen Moore was a big thing they were saying, being left-handed obviously, how I am as a person and how we compare. I talked to coach Harsin and coach (Zak) Hill most of the time. Coach Harsin preaches most the character aspect of players. They've got the best winning percentage in the country since 2000, so they win games there. It's cool to know that. They'd be up there since I've been there and seen things as opposed to some of the schools I haven't been to."
Washington State, which was the second Pac-12 program to join the chase after Arizona State, also made a major impression.
"I loved it there," Cooper said. "It was really awesome, especially knowing that if you go up there, you'll have the time of your life as a QB, pretty much just throwing the ball all around to everybody, breaking records and winning games. They've won the most conference games in the Pac-12 the last two years, just a game away from the championship, so they've got some good, young players. They are on the rise.
"Coach (Mike) Leach was telling me that I'm their guy and the biggest thing they were saying is that there is no other offense in the country that fits me better than they do. Air Raid is what I do at my high school, too, so it wouldn't be a hard transition. We went over film and it was cool to see the correlation. On Thursday night I went out bowling with Luke (Falk) and a couple of the linemen, so that was really cool and it helped me figure out how things work in the town and around the campus."
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Cooper is up to 14 scholarship offers and intends to take a few more visits in the coming months as he sorts through the options. He completed 64 percent of his pass attempts for 4,059 yards and 38 touchdowns in 12 games as a junior last season.