Cooper hopes to make return trip to ND

Scout.com's No. 15 rated safety Corey Cooper remains committed to Illinois, but he still has a few visits to take. The standout athlete from Proviso East High School (Maywood, Ill.) has three official visits and one unofficial visit pending.

Corey Cooper (6-foot-2, 195-pounds) took his official visit to Notre Dame when the Irish played USC. The Irish made such an impression on Cooper that it's likely that he'll make a return trip when the Irish face Connecticut November 21.

"I think I'll make it back for their last home game," Cooper responded when asked if he planned to visit Notre Dame again. "I have a busy schedule right now, so I don't know for sure. I have to see if I'm free. If I am, I'm definitely going to make it over there."

Although the Irish were upset by Navy last weekend, the loss doesn't appear to bother Cooper.

"That kind of threw me off a little bit, but it doesn't make me any less interested in Notre Dame," cooper explained. "It's just a loss, and I don't look at it as anything else. I'm definitely going to check them out and see how their season ends."

Last weekend Corey took an official visit to Nebraska to watch the Cornhuskers beat Oklahoma.

"It was cool," Cooper said. "It was a real good visit. I had a real good time. I'm definitely considering them. They definitely impressed me.

"I don't have dates set up for my last three visits, but they are Arizona, Tennessee, and Miami. I don't have dates yet, but I'll have them soon.

"I'm going to take my visits and then hopefully have a decision shortly after that," he said. "I kind of want to get it over with now and take my visits all this year in November or December."

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