Versatile Tennessee Prospect Has NU Offer

Nebraska snuck into Tennessee last year to pull Barry Turner away from the Volunteers. They look to invade the state once more for another talented prospect, one that could conceivably play on either side of the field. We were able to sit down with this prospect and find out his thoughts on Nebraska along with where he would like to visit officially.

Graig Cooper continues the mold of dual-threat prospects that Nebraska is going after for this recruiting cycle.  It appears that if your measurements are up to par and you can play multiple positions, Nebraska is certainly interested in having a word with you.  Cooper is no exception standing 5'10" and weighing in at 190 pounds while reporting a 4.4 40 yard dash. 

He currently benches 270 pounds while squatting 405 pounds.  During his junior campaign, he ran for 1,981 yards and 20 touchdowns on 229 carries for a staggering 8.7 yard per run average.  For his efforts, he was named 1st Team All-State Region 8(4A) Player of the Year and was Runner-up for the title of Mr. Football in his class.

He currently holds offers from Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Nebraska, Ole Miss and North Carolina along with heavy interest from LSU and Auburn.  He claims no favorites and spent time this summer at camps hosted at Miami (FL) and Tennessee.  He cites his strengths on both sides of the ball as his vision, his speed and his quickness.

Looking at his current relationship with Nebraska, Graig is receiving quite a bit of information from the Cornhuskers, but while he feels there is room for improvement, he is still quite interested in what the Big Red offers.  "Nebraska's been sending me a lot of letters, not a lot of handwritten stuff, but I like Nebraska because they run a lot," he said.  Cooper admits that more handwritten attention would be good and he is also unsure if Nebraska is recruiting him as one position or more of an athlete.  He looks to clear that matter up soon.

He took one unofficial visit to Oklahoma State which he thoroughly enjoyed saying, "It was like a second home to me."  Cooper had a friend at OSU who showed him around and the visit left an obviously very favorable impression on Graig.  Currently, for his official visits, he would like to return to OSU along with taking trips to LSU, Georgia and Tennessee. 

When looking at a possible commitment date, Cooper reports that he will likely hold off until Signing Day.  In terms of big factors for him when looking for the appropriate college, Cooper would like to major in fashion design and thusly would like a college that features such a program.

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