Calhoun, Ga., Sonoraville High School offensive lineman Kenny Cooper had 15 total scholarship offers and said he felt like he had some good options.
But on Thursday night, Cooper made the call to what he called his "best option."
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Cooper gave Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm and his staff a fifth commitment in the Class of 2016 and the first commitment from outside the state of Kentucky.
"I just felt like everything there was great," Cooper told WKU Insider. "I liked the campus and the facilities and the people were also great. It was the right place for me."
Cooper said WKU has been involved in his recruitment for around two months, noting he picked the Toppers over Middle Tennessee and Old Dominion. He had a total of 15 offers.
Cooper said Brohm and the coaching staff were a "huge" boost for the Toppers.
"Coach Brohm gets after it and works hard," Cooper said. "I like it because he works so hard but also likes to have fun and make sure you love the game. I really like him."
Cooper is commitment No. 5 for the Toppers.