Corey Cooper Remains Solid

Corey Cooper committed to the University of Louisville in late July. CardinalAuthority.com spoke with the 3-star wide receiver prospect and has the latest.

After collecting a lengthy list of scholarship offers, three-star wide receiver prospect Corey Cooper ended his college recruitment almost immediately after receiving one from Louisville in July. Since pledging to the Cardinals, the 6-foot, 185-pound Cooper has kept a close eye on his future team.

"It's pretty exciting to watch them," said Cooper. "They are having a great season staying undefeated. They are getting a lot of national attention, which is great. I can't wait to see them play in person."

The Raleigh, NC product, who made an unofficial visit to Louisville over the summer, will make his first trip of the season to see the Cardinals in the final home game of the season.

"I'm definitely going to be there for the game against Connecticut," he told CardinalAuthority.com. "My parents and some family are coming with me."

"I want to see what the stadium is like for a game, with over 50,000 fans screaming. That's what I'm looking forward to the most this time."

Cooper's high school season has come to an early end.

"We didn't make the playoffs," he said. "This was a rebuilding year for our team and we had a lot of sophomores playing on varsity of the first time."

Despite the team struggles, Cooper continued to perform well individually. Over the past two seasons, Cooper has totaled over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns.

"I had a pretty good season individually, but it was difficult because we had such a young team."

While his time playing for Millbrook High School has come to an end, Cooper will suit for the East squad in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl being held in Los Angeles on January 4, 2013.

"It felt great to get invited," he said. "They told me that when they were making their choices they said that I had a great character, both on and off the field."

The importance of a strong character is a trait that his future head coach has shared with him since his decision to become a Cardinal.

"I talk to the coaches a lot," he explained. "I talk to Coach Strong and Coach Dugans about three times a week. Coach Strong would send me paragraphs on Facebook talking about character and respect, which is something that I really like about him as a coach."

Cooper has yet to schedule his official visit, but anticipates that it'll happen following the conclusion of the regular season.

He considered offers from Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina and others.


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