Cooper With The Latest On Recruitment

Buford (GA) Athlete and Missouri Tigers offer Evyn Cooper shares an update on his early season and recruitment to ShowMeMizzou.com.

The Buford Wolves are the defending 4A state champs in Georgia high school football, and are off to a 3-0 start this season after posting a 27-20 win over Georgia 6A power McEachern.

This weekend, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke to one of Buford’s most exciting and versatile athletes in 6’2” 188-pound senior Evyn Cooper, who is playing all over the field for the state of Georgia’s top-ranked team.

“I’m doing real well, helping my team, you know, get the victory,” said Cooper. “You know, (I’m) just working hard every week to achieve our goal of winning a state championship.”

Cooper has held a Missouri offer since May, and he’s continued to express a high level of interest in Missouri, along with schools like Louisville, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Purdue.

In addition to those schools, Cooper also holds offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Memphis, Ohio, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, and Virginia, among others.

Last year, Cooper played mostly running back for the Wolves, but through three games this season, he’s already lined up at RB, QB, WR, and DB, in addition to his duties as a return man. He’s enjoying his senior season, and he’s looking forward to making a decision regarding his college choice sooner rather than later.

Cooper has posted some impressive numbers in testing at Buford. Over the summer, he ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash, to go along with his 40” standing vertical jump. Earlier, he had posted a 3.9-second 5-10-5 shuttle time, and this spring, he ran a 10.7-second 100 meters.

Cooper said that Missouri is still recruiting him as an athlete. He said that he’s been talking to Missouri assistant coach Alex Grinch regularly, but he currently doesn’t have an official visit set up to Mizzou.

“I spoke to Coach Grinch about a week ago,” said Cooper, who said that he’s real interested in Missouri.

He seems to want to make a decision fairly soon, saying that he’s going to focus more on his recruitment this week, while Buford has a bye. He didn’t have any official visits to report, but he said that he’ll be taking some official visits “hopefully real soon”.


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