Recruiting: Riley Cooper Has Great Visit

Riley Cooper led his Clearwater (Fla.) Catholic High School team to a win over Tampa Berkeley Friday night by catching a touchdown pass, returning a punt for a touchdown and returning an interception for another score, but by Saturday Cooper and his family were enjoying Riley's official visit to Oklahoma State.

Cooper was shown around by a friend in transfer safety Clint Coe. Coe apparently did a fantastic job in his host duties as Cooper's father, Larry, said the visit was super. He added that they had seen everything they wanted to see and were impressed with everything, especially the coaching staff and their plan for the future.

Riley Cooper, who is 6-3, 215 pounds and can fly, is also a top flight baseball prospect (Baseball America's No. 2 high school position prospect and No. 10 overall high school prospect). The family also got to see the baseball facilities and meet with Oklahoma State head baseball coach Frank Anderson. Riley was also reunited with a childhood friend in current OSU freshman catcher Ryan Pittman, out of Stillwater.

The Coopers were entertained Saturday evening at dinner by OSU Vice-President for Athletic Programs and Athletics Director Mike Holder, who filled in for an ill head coach Mike Gundy. Gundy coached Saturday despite suffering strong effects of a stomach virus. Holder, who is a proven recruiter from his many years as the top golf coach in the NCAA, showed his prowess is good with football prospects as well. The Cooper family was very impressed with Holder and his vision for Oklahoma State University athletics.

The Cooper family has a strong heritage with Oklahoma State as several generations of Coopers have graduated from OSU. Riley Cooper did not commit to Oklahoma State this weekend and still has visits tentatively scheduled with Tennessee and Texas, but the Coopers say Oklahoma State was very good and is very solid in the running for Riley's commitment.

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