May 16, 2006

Tech staff visiting with Cooper this week

Lake City, S.C., prospect Scotty Cooper currently totals nine offers from the likes of South Carolina, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, West Virginia, North Carolina, Clemson, Michigan, Tennessee, and LSU.

A 6-foot-0, 206-pound athlete, Cooper is being targeted by most schools as a safety or an outside linebacker at the next level. As a junior, Cooper totaled over 90 tackles with 12 tackles for a loss earning him all-region honors.

In our last interview with Cooper, Virginia Tech had been high on his list early on, but appeared to be fading through the spring due to a lack of contact.

"I no longer have any favorites right now, I'm pretty wide open," stated Cooper. "Coach Wiles is coming in today or tomorrow from Virginia Tech. We've been talking a lot recently and he wants to get me up there this summer for a visit to check out the school."

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