On Tuesday night, Charlie Strong added another piece to the class of 2013 when WR Corey Cooper gave his verbal committment to the Cards. CSZ has been in close contact with Cooper in the last few months, so he spoke with us soon after he committed.
6’0 195 lbs
Wide Receiver- Millbrook High School
Other offers: South Carolina, Tennessee, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, and more!
You can clearly see that Charlie Strong is bringing in the big recruits to Louisville. Just look at that list of offers from other big-named schools. There has to be something special about UofL and the coaching staff to bring in high-caliber talent. “I felt like Louisville was the best fit. I love the coaching staff. Coach Strong is a tough man and I really like that,” Cooper told us.
But it isn’t just Coach Strong that helps close the deal. All of these players will have their specific position coaches, and that was big with Cooper also. “I like my wide receivers coach, Coach Dugans. He’s a really laid back and chill type of guy. I talked to him for about 30 minutes by myself. He was telling me about his life story and we connected.”
Cooper made a visit to UofL just a couple of weeks ago, but he plans to be back soon. We asked if he planned to make it to a game this season and he said “I plan on going to a couple of games with Kyle Bolin and my cousin Shamar Johnson (2013 commits). I am definitely taking my official visit there, but we haven’t decided which game we’re going to see.” (We suggested that he come to the UK game, or even the North Carolina game, as he is from Raleigh!)
Obviously, Louisville is pretty stacked when it comes to talent at Wide Receiver. Just to name a few, you have DeVante Parker, Eli Rogers, Michaelee Harris, Andrell Smith, and we could go on for a few more also. So what will Cooper bring to the table? What kind of receiver is he? Does he pattern his game after anyone? He told us “I stretch the field and I am a deep threat. I would have to say similar to Santonio Holmes.”
Finally, we asked Corey what he was looking forward to the most about becoming a Louisville Cardinal. He responded with “I’m looking forward to playing with Teddy Bridgewater and of course putting on that Louisville jersey. Go Cards!”
It looks like we have a good one on our hands, on and off the field. We wish Corey the best of luck this season and will certainly keep up with him throughout his senior year! Go Cards!
Highlight video from Corey’s junior season!