Keanon Cooper, Strong Safety, S. Dallas Skyline
Ht. 6-0 Wt. 195
Coach Ricky Rahne of the Kansas State is recruiting Keanon for the Cats.
Cooper is a versatile football player, which is just one of the elements that make him an attractive prospect to a growing list of programs.
Wisconsin, Minnesota, LSU, Texas Tech, Alabama, and Kansas State are some of the immediate schools interested in this speedy safety. The most recent team to call Cooper has been the defending National Champion Florida Gators.
"At this time I'm leading toward Minnesota," said Cooper "with Wisconsin probably second at this time. Florida just started calling and I haven't talked to them enough yet to make a decision either way on them. Kansas State is a young team that's starting to earn some respect, and they had some impressive wins like when they beat Texas last season."
"I think my best asset as a football player is my versatility, said Cooper. I can play safety, linebacker and I've played defensive end. I play wherever they need me to play and I'll do what it takes to win. Another big asset for me is my speed as it It allows me to make the big plays, and to help makeup for any mistakes that might happen during a game. The last time I was clocked in the 40 it was timed at 4.39." Cooper is currently putting up decent numbers in the weight room with a bench press of 250 lbs and a squat of 375 lbs.
Grades are just as an important to Cooper as his play on the gridiron and the talented ballhawk carries a 3.4 GPA.
"My work in the classroom is very important to me," said Cooper. "I have always taken care of business both on the field and academically. Wherever I go I think I have a lot to offer a program both with athletic talents and my academics. "
Cooper said he would like to make a visit to Manhattan and is talking to the coaches about setting something up in the near future.