Under The Radar CB Staying Patient

Chris Cooper is a defensive back in the 2013 class out of New Rochelle (NY). Cooper has attended camps for a few Big East programs, and is looking for his first major offer. CuseNation.com spoke with Cooper about how things are progressing.

Syracuse has looked to add a defensive back to their 2013 class. They've struck out on a few prospects, but continue to look to add depth to their young and talented secondary. One such prospect they have been keeping an eye on is Iona Prep corner Chris Cooper.

Cooper has attended camps with Syracuse, Connecticut, Maryland, Boston College, and Rutgers among others. He has also visited Rutgers and Towson.

He took his visit to Rutgers over the summer, and liked what he saw.

"I like the staff," Cooper explained. "They are really serious about they're trying to do at Rutgers. It was a good visit. I'm still on their board but I don't have an offer yet."

Currently holding offers from Stony Brook and Delaware, Cooper also enjoyed his camp at Syracuse.

"Syracuse camp wasn't a bad camp at all," he said. "It seemed like they already knew who they were looking for and wanted to see them perform. They said they would be contacting my coach."

Syracuse will look to see how Cooper performs this season as they continue to look to address their defensive backfield. The 5-foot-11 prospect definitely has interest in the Orange.

"I like the direction they're going as far as football," the New Rochelle (NY) product expressed. "They have always been in the top five schools I've wanted to go to."

Another school that has been in touch with him is Connecticut. Cooper says UConn are his favorite right now, despite not holding an offer.

"UConn is my number one," he declared. "It's another school that's been in my top five since eighth grade. Another program that's working hard to be a great football team and be great academically."

Cooper says Villanova is also showing interest. They are looking to have him come visit sometime this season.

While he does not hold any major offers right now, Cooper is staying patient and hoping they come soon. He believes if he keeps working hard, the offers will come in time.

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