Cooper announcing tomorrow?

Tampa Plant WR Tristan Cooper visited Tulane this weekend. The former Louisiana resident says he is down to four schools and will likely reach a decision tomorrow. Get the details inside...

Tulane, South Florida, Florida Atlantic and Ball State all hope to get a commitment from Tristan Cooper.

"I'm going to pray on it tonight, talk to my parents tonight, talk to my coach in the morning and then decide around 4 P.M. (EST)," said Cooper, who talked about the Green Wave.

"I always had some interest from Tulane with mail and then it really started picking up again last week with the offer. I didn't have a host on the visit. I just got in and we knocked it out in one day. The coaches said I could play either side of the ball. They love my ball skills and said I could come in and start early if I work hard."

Cooper has long-standing connections with the Tulane staff.

"My dad (Ron Cooper) got Coach Johnson the job at Miami back when (Johnson) recruited Ed Reed," he said. "From a receiver's perspective, it's tough to beat playing under someone like Coach Johnson that has coached the best at the highest level.

"And I didn't realize (Wave co-defensive coordinator) Lionel Washington had coached in the NFL for a long, long time."

Cooper talked more about the details surrounding his quick visit.

"It went really well and I enjoyed it," he said. "I learned new things about Tulane. I didn't realize everything about the new stadium they're building, and I learned about other new facilities.

"I knew Tulane had a great medical program but didn't know about the business program."

Cooper led Plant in receiving yardage. He had two catches (both TDs) for 101 yards vs. Valrico (FL) Bloomingdale and five receptions for 127 yards vs. Tampa Robinson.

He spent his first three years of high school at University Lab in Baton Rouge while his father was coaching at LSU.

When dad took a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year, Cooper followed his family to sunny south Florida and took his talents to Plant, a Class 8A powerhouse that finished 10-2 in 2012.

Plant's only regular season loss was at the hands of national champion John Curtis Christian at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Classic.

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