First-Team All-American prospect by SuperPrep...named the #9 prospect in the nation at outside linebacker according to Rivals.com...named an All-American by PrepStar... four star recruit according to Rivals.com...listed as the #5 prospect in South Carolina according to TigerIllustrated.com...the #9 overall prospect in the state according to SuperPrep...ranked the #5 weakside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...the #10 prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com...rated the #27 linebacker in the nation by SuperPrep...member of the Rivals 250...had 89 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures, three sacks, one caused fumble, and one recovered fumble as a junior...selected for the Shrine Bowl in 2006...played on both sides of the ball at Lake City High School...had 111 carries for 495 yards and seven touchdowns in his career at running back and also recorded eight receptions for 149 yards and one touchdown in his career as a wide receiver...played multiple positions over his career...averaged 4.45 yards rushing and 18.6 yards receiving during his high school tenure...in his career at linebacker he recorded 247 tackles, 71 of which were solo, 38 tackles for loss, 21 quarterback pressures, seven sacks, three recovered fumbles, one caused fumble, two interceptions, and one touchdown... recruited by wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney...chose Clemson over Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee, N.C. State, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Plyler on Cooper: "At the Shrine Bowl I was shocked in that he is so much tougher and aggressive than I would have thought. At the shrine bowl he played safety and really played well in space. His cover skills were better than I thought. Now I can I see him being one of the stars of this class at either safety or outside linebacker. His really nice, religious kid that you can tell he had some really positive influences in Lake City growing up."
Reminds Plyler of: Tramaine Billie
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