With his list carefully narrowed down to five schools, Dallas (TX) Skyline safety Keanon Cooper is out on the road checking out all of his options. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Cooper took a trip to Lubbock, Texas to see what the Red Raider program is like.
He had this to report.
"Overall it was a good visit," Cooper said of the Texas Tech visit. "It really did exceed my expectations with the player housing and the facilities. I was also very impressed with the coaches and the players."
While on the trip, Cooper chatted with coach Mike Leach on what he plans to do with Cooper should he commit. Not only did he get a talk, Cooper also got to check out some visuals on a former Red Raider defender.
"He (Leach) is a cool, real straightforward coach," Cooper said of Leach. "He was telling how I fit in the system. He said they want to play safety and play up on the line of scrimmage and help with the run kind of how they used Dwayne Slay. They also want me to blitz sometimes as well."
So what's next?
"Next weekend, I am going to either Oklahoma or Wisconsin," Cooper said. "The weekend after that, I will go to Kansas."
At the moment, Cooper does not have a favorite.
"I don't have the schools in chronological order and you really can't compare them all because they are different," Cooper said. "There is no first, second, or third. I plan to make all of my visits and then decide."