With the wide receiver group seemingly short on playmaking ability this upcoming season, Jim Harbaugh is searching for it on the recruiting trail. One player that fits the mold is Harbor City (CA.) Nathaniel Narbonne junior standout DeVaughn Cooper.
Earlier this week the versatile wideout received some big news from Michigan that definitely was something that caught him off guard.
“Yesterday, after school around 5:30 or so I finally saw my mother and the first thing she tells me with a huge smile is, ‘oh my gosh, guess who just received an offer from Michigan?’,” Cooper told Scout. “I was actually thinking it was one of my outstanding playmaking teammates. I asked her if it was Vincent Heard, Lewis Citizen, Cedric Byrd or Justin Franks. She told me it was for me. I was absolutely speechless and filled with joy. I had no clue at all it was coming. I’m just very thankful and it’s a true blessing.”
The 5-11, 170-pound Cooper sits as the #38 wide receiver in the nation and a three star recruit by Scout. He also holds offers from Arizona, Kansas and Washington State, but this latest offer from Michigan has him very intrigued and eager to learn more about the Maize & Blue.
“It is an amazing opportunity and I am very interested, but unfortunately I am unfamiliar with Michigan, so I’d like to get to know more about the coaches, school and atmosphere,” said Cooper. “I plan on taking all my visits this summer. I plan on visiting Michigan of course, Washington State, Kansas and also Arizona again.”
Whatever school Cooper selects, he insists he will be an all-around contributor.
“I play at a high energy because our offense dictates a faster pace system,” said Cooper. “I understand blocking is a very important key and my corners on my team assist me in perfecting my blocking skills. I play fast, hard and strong. I also play for my team and family, not just for myself.”
At the moment Cooper has no top list.