Cooper Commits To Rebs

College of Dupage Offensive Lineman Fahn Cooper knew a good thing when he saw it on his official visit to Ole Miss over the weekend. A commitment quickly followed for the 6-5, 310-pounder.

With Pierce Burton graduating this year, there is a major need for a right tackle on the Ole Miss roster.

Enter Mr. Fahn Cooper, a 6-5, 310-pounder from Crystal Lake, IL, via College of Dupage JUCO.

Cooper, after this weekend's official visit to Ole Miss, gave his commitment to the Rebels, filling a major need area for next year's offensive line.

Fahn is hoping, and believing, he will be at Ole Miss next month and will be able to go through spring ball. He has some course work to finish up at C of D, but is confident he will get it done, even though it's a heavy load.

Fahn, who had offers from Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Nebraska also, was blown away by, you guessed it, the people at Ole Miss.

"Really, the recruiting process is hard. You build great relationships with different people and you wish you could go to all the schools, really, but in the end, it was the togetherness of the players and coaches that sold me on Ole Miss," said Cooper. "Ole Miss also has a great tradition of offensive linemen who have gone on to play on the next level.

"The coaches are close, the players are close - I was sold. Everyone has everyone else's back at Ole Miss and that's the atmosphere I want to play in. I want to be a part of a football family and they have that at Ole Miss. That was obvious."

Fahn also saw another personality trait that intrigued him from the players.

"They are hungry to succeed. They want to do something big here and I want to be a part of that," he added. "They had a good year here this year and beat some good teams, but they are not satisfied. They want more, a lot more."


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Fahn was shown around by freshman WR Laquon Treadwell, but he said he got to meet a bunch of the players.

"Laquon is from my area (Illinois), so we hit it off, but we were with Bo Wallace, Keith Lewis, Denzel Nkemdiche and some other guys too and they showed me a good time," he continued.

Fahn, who played two years at Bowling Green (one a redshirt) but opted to go JUCO to see if his options would improve, said he can't wait to match up against the "best in the nation."

"I'm a former hoops guy, so my feet are good, which will be important in the SEC with the rush ends I will be facing," he noted. "I also believe I am strong enough to compete. I bench 400 and squat 560. Coach (Paul) Jackson will get those numbers up and will get me right from a conditioning standpoint."

He says, however, his number one strength is his attitude.

"I like to play violently. What I like about football is the aggression," Cooper stated. "I play as hard as I can and do as much damage to defensive linemen as I can."

He's also excited about spring football and the advantages that will give him.

"Getting here early allows me to learn the offense and go against some great D-Linemen all spring. I'm going to try to win the right tackle spot," he closed. "Hopefully, I can."

Cooper will not take any more visits and said he is solid on his decision.

Welcome aboard, Fahn Cooper!


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