Contrary to some rumors floating around Michigan State defensive end commit Demetrius Cooper has not set an official visit to NC State.
But it might happen soon.
"My friend Khairi Bailey was going to visit them on January 11 but
my parents couldn't get off work that week. We can't set it up for
this week but we're going to talk more about it. It will probably be
sometime later (in January)," Cooper said.
It's far from a given that Cooper will back out of his commitment to
Cooper didn't start hearing from NC State until the coaching change,
but he was familiar with Dave Doeren well before he took his new job
in Raleigh. Does he think it's a pretty good staff?
"They were recruiting me at NIU," he said. "They're a great staff.
More than pretty good. I've been following them for a while."
Ryan Nielson is recruiting Cooper as a stand-up defensive end. The
three-star end only played in one game this year because of transfer
issues that forced him out of action.
Cooper has an official visit to Michigan State set for January 18
and said he could visit Iowa and other schools.
While he's open to hearing what NC State has to say, Cooper may be
hesitant to choose a school so far from home.
"The biggest thing is distance. My parents don't want me to go too
far. They want to come to my games. Basically it's distance," he
said. "That and the school atmosphere. I've got to feel
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