Recruiting: Latest OSU Commit Cooper Stars

The Cowboys most recent commitment Josh Cooper (6-1, 170) out of Mustang, Okla., put on a show on statewide television Thursday night in a 35-28 important district win over Norman North. In the game played at Mustang, Cooper accounted for 29 of Mustang's 35 points. Cooper caught three touchdown passes, returned a kickoff for a touchdown, and kicked all five extra points.

Cooper caught two first-half touchdown passes, but his real performance came late in the game. With approximately eight minutes left in the game and the score tied at 21-21, Cooper hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass in the end zone on a post route. He got a step or two on the defensive back and went up to get the ball to complete the touchdown for a 28-21 lead.

Former OSU and major league baseball star Mickey Tettleton's son Tyler plays quarterback for Norman North and did a scrappy job of leading the Timberwolves all night. Just a sophomore, Tettleton will eventually be a Division I prospect. He has excellent athleticism and size. His throwing has really improved since seeing a lot of varsity action as a freshman. Tettleton threw a touchdown pass for Norman North to tie the game at 28-28 with 1:47 left.

Norman North kicked off and committed the cardinal sin when playing the Broncos -- they kicked it to Cooper. Cooper ran back and retrieved the ball on the run at the 4-yard line. He then sprinted up field and smoothly took off to the left sideline and outraced all of the Timberwolves kick coverage despite several players having good angles at him. Cooper turned it sraight down the sideline around midfield and finished the 96-yard kickoff return for the winning score.

Mustang had to call time out to give Cooper a breather before he booted his final extra point of the night. He also played safety on defense and had several tackles and passes defended. Another amazing performance made to look easy by Cooper.

"I hate to see him walk across the stage (at graduation)," said Mustang head coach Ty Prestidge of his standout after the game. "He's going to Oklahoma State and he will be outstanding for them, but we'll use him a little longer."

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