Copper had 105 tackles during his senior season, including nine behind the line of scrimmage. He added two sacks and two interceptions to that impressive total.
In additon to the Huff Award, Cooper also was named defensive captain of the first team Class AA all-state squad.
Although Cooper will be a linebacker at WVU, he displayed his versatility by playing some defensive end, and also lining up at running back and wide receiver. He was likewise a special teams standout, where he blocked three punts.
With a thin depth chart at linebacker, Cooper has a chance to avoid a redshirt and see the field next season for the Mountaineers.