Cooper loved the LSU atmosphere

4-star linebacker Scotty Cooper is committed to the Clemson Tigers but it's his official visit to LSU over the weekend that has Tiger fans on the bayou wondering if he is having a change of heart.

Scotty Cooper (6-1, 195, 4.5) is ranked the N0. 7 weak side linebacker in America by but is being recruited as a safety by LSU defensive backs coach Doug Mallory.


As a junior, the Lake City (S.C.) product was recognized as an All-Region selection after racking up 96 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and four sacks.


So how was Cooper's trip down on the Bayou?


"It was a lot of fun," he said. "I had a blast. The crowd was really into the game and it was one of the best environments I've seen."


Cooper's player-host was Jared Mitchell and he said that he could tell that the LSU players get along great and they all are very happy.


"He was telling me how they all do a lot of stuff together off the field and you could tell the players a re real close," Cooper said. "They have a real family atmosphere down there and one that makes you feel like you could be at home even if you're far away from where you grew up."


Scotty Cooper


LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini and Mallory broke things down on film for Cooper and then they laid out the scenario for him if he chose to make the switch to their set of Tigers.


"We looked at a lot of film and then they explained to me how I would fit in to what they like to do," Cooper said. "They said that I would be able to play both safety spots and if that didn't work out then I would find a home at linebacker."


So, now the 100-million dollar question for Cooper is he still Clemson all the way?


"I am still committed to Clemson but I'm going to keep the lines of communication open with LSU," he said. "I like LSU and if something should happen with Clemson then I think I would be happy at LSU."


Cooper has plans to visit two more schools with an official trip set up to West Virginia the weekend of Dec. 2 and plans to go to Tennessee after that.


Note: Click on the links below to see Cooper's junior highlights at quarterback and linebacker.




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