"I like them, and I am excited about it. It's my second offer. I'm going to try and find some more stuff out about them."
Cooper's first offer came from the in-state South Carolina Gamecocks.
"Getting that first offer and knowing that I would have a place to play in college, that was exciting," Cooper said of the USC offer. "It's close to home, but leaving South Carolina is not a problem for me."
A 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive standout, Cooper played outside linebacker and strong safety for Lake City. He earned all-region honors after totaling 96 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and four sacks as a junior.
Other programs in the mix include: Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Ohio State. Cooper believes the Tigers could be the next to put forth a scholarship offer.
"I think Clemson is close to offering me, but you never know until it's official," he said. "I think they are about to though."
The talented defender is in no rush to make a decision, as he hopes to camp at South Carolina, NC State, and Clemson later this summer.
"I was thinking about deciding after my senior season, but if I find somewhere I really want I will decide early," he said. "I just don't know. I'll either make it before the season or I'll hold out until the end."