March 29, 2007

OG Cooper impresses at combine

One of the standouts at the offensive line position during the Shrine Bowl combine at Richmond County Senior High in Rockingham, N.C., last Saturday was offensive guard Jonathan Cooper from Hoggard High in Wilmington.

Cooper helped Hoggard roll to a 14-1 record last year, their lone defeat coming in a 31-29 loss to three-time 4-A state champion Rose High from Greenville.

Cooper feels good about his team for next season, noting they are "looking pretty good." He was more humble about his individual performance at the Shrine Bowl combine.

Cooper (6-foot-3, 285 pounds) is being recruited by Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Maryland.

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