Five-Star Tailback to Official this Week

Butch Davis has struck again with one of the nation's best. Graig Cooper, a five-star prospect, will officially visit North Carolina this week.

"I got an [official] visit set up for Wednesday," said Cooper. "I don't know too much about [UNC], but I'm going to visit. I'll be there Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

"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.

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