"Butch Davis called me and told me to come down and check out their campus. This is probably one of the last weeks I can take a visit, so I decided I might as well go ahead and visit them. I have a visit set up with Florida this Friday, so [the UNC visit] was cool with my schedule."
Davis wasn't able to reach Cooper and therefore left a message on his cell and sent assistant coach Andre Powell to New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy to work out the details of the visit.
"The night [Davis] called me, I missed it," said Cooper. "He just sent me a message to come down there. Coach Powell is down here now, as a matter of fact. They're trying to get that visit set up for Wednesday to see the campus and all that."
Cooper, a 5-foot-11 190-pound tailback, already has official visits with Florida State and Oklahoma State under his belt.
Cooper is "not really" favoring any school, but he is looking to have a decision very soon as he's planning to enroll at his selected school this coming January.
"Probably right before or right after Christmas [I'll make a decision]," said Cooper. "I'm going to start [college] next semester. I'm not going to wait for June; I'm going to start school next semester."
Last February coming out of Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose, Cooper signed a National Letter of Intent with Miami, but was forced to prep a year at Milford after falling one point short on his ACT score. Following Larry Coker's firing, Cooper opened up his recruitment.
As a senior at Melrose, Cooper accumulated over 2,000 yards rushing. In just eight games at Milford, Cooper rushed for 1,247 yards and 15 touchdowns.