Cooper sets official to Wisconsin

Colorado offensive lineman took a trip to Oklahoma this weekend

Jon Cooper has two official visits behind him and two more on the docket but he does not have a leader in mind.

Ranked one of the Top 50 players in the Midlands region by Scout.com, Cooper traveled to Oklahoma for an official visit this weekend. He previously took an official trip to Iowa State (Oct. 8) and has his next official scheduled for Wisconsin (Nov. 6), followed by one to Missouri (Dec. 10).

For his fifth slot, Cooper is considering Oklahoma State and Colorado State, among others.

"I'm not really sure," he said. "I might not go on the fifth one."

Cooper enjoyed his trip to Norman.

"That was a lot of fun," he said. "It was a great trip. We did a lot of stuff. The game was fun. It was just a good time."

Cooper said that Iowa State and Oklahoma are fresh in his mind as a result of the recent visits but that Wisconsin and Missouri remain "pretty even" with the Sooners and the Cyclones. Colorado State and Oklahoma State should not be ruled out either.

Cooper, a 6-foot-3, 273-pound athlete, hopes to make his decision by Christmas.

The Fort Collins, Colo., product has played guard, tackle and center on offense in his prep career and is also a starting defensive tackle this year. He said he would not mind playing defense in college but that all of his suitors are recruiting him as an offensive lineman.

"It doesn't matter as long as I get on the field," Cooper said.

Fort Collins is 5-3 with two regular season games remaining.

"Our goal was to win the conference but we lost this last game, a really close game, with a team that basically takes us out of winning it," Cooper said.

Fort Collins, though, still has a shot at finishing second in their conference—or claiming a wildcard slot—to clinch their first playoff berth since 1998.

"It's better than we have been in the past but we're not very satisfied with it," Cooper said. "We should be 6-2 or better."


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