Pharoh Cooper (5'11/175) of Havelock High School in Havelock, N.C. is one of the top athletes in North Carolina. Last season, the 2013 prospect rarely came off the field for the Rams. Cooper started at wide receiver on offense and cornerback on defense. He also returned kick and punts. On offense, he had nearly 1,300 yards receiving and 20 total touchdowns (14 receiving and four rushing). Defensively, Cooper had 40 tackles, five interceptions (returned three for touchdowns), two sacks, and three forced fumbles. The Rams' star was also dominant on special teams, returning six punts and a kickoff for touchdowns.
On the recruiting front, Cooper is hearing from several schools. He has an early offer from East Carolina, but is also receiving significant interest from Alabama, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, UCLA, and Minnesota.
Cooper is a dynamic football player. While some question his position at the next level, I feel he is best suited to play slot-receiver. He has tremendous hands and a knack for getting open. Cooper can make the tough catch across the middle and also beat his defense deep. The Havelock junior is the most dangerous after the catch and an absolute nightmare for defenses in the open field. I believe Cooper will begin to pick up more offers very soon. He will be in Tuscaloosa this weekend for Alabama's junior day.
#22 Pharoh Cooper Junior Highlights