Offensive Excitement

West Virginia became the latest school to offer Jonesboro (Ga.) quarterback Zerrick Cooper, a top prospect in the class of 2016. BlueGoldNews.com details his thoughts on the offer and what stands out about the Mountaineers.

Jonesboro (Ga.) quarterback Zerrick Cooper continued his hot streak on the recruiting front recently, adding West Virginia to an already impressive list.

"I'm pretty excited about the offer," Cooper said. "Since they offered me I've been talked with them about coming to take a visit to see if I can come up for the spring game and take a tour of the campus."

Despite having some previous contact with the Mountaineers, the offer came as a surprise for the talented signal-caller.

"I talked with Coach (JaJuan Seider) and he told me they wanted to offer me," he explained. "To be honest the offer kind of came out of the blue."

Cooper (6-3,195 lbs.), describes himself as a "dual-threat" at the quarterback position. He's intrigued by West Virginia in large part because of its offense, which would showcase his abilities.

"Well, I love the spread offense and it something I'd love to run," Cooper said. "At whatever college I attend they got to run the spread offense, and West Virginia offers that."

"I consider myself a dual-threat quarterback that can make plays and get the ball to the playmakers," Cooper continued. "I try and carry the team on my back, and as a leader that's what I want."

As a sophomore last season, Cooper threw for 1,200 yards and six touchdowns. He's detailed several areas for improvement, which he plans to focus on this summer.

"I need to get stronger, faster and work on my footwork," Cooper said. "I hope to work on those things about become a better football player."

In addition to West Virginia, Cooper holds offers from Kentucky, Mississippi, N.C. State and Miami (Fla.). He's also receiving significant interest from Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.


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