Ranked among the top 300 overall players in the nation by ESPN, 247 sports, Rivals and Scout…listed as fourth best overall player in Georgia by ESPN.com…ESPN also lists him as ninth best QB in the nation…seventh best QB in the nation by 247 Sports… played quarterback and safety at Jonesboro High School….as a quarterback in 2015 completed 161-267 passes for 2,039 yards and 21 touchdowns…threw just four interceptions…helped team to a 11-2 record and the quarterfinals of the state playoffs…also added 359 yards rushing…named the Region 4 Player of the Year…also all-county and honorable mention all-state…injured as a junior, but a part time starter as a sophomore when he completed 86-155 passes for 1200 yards and eight scores…also starter on the basketball team as a senior, he was key reserve as a sophomore.… originally from the Miami (FL) area…played his high school football for De’Timothy Floyd….selected Clemson over offers from Florida and Kentucky…recruited by Mike Reed and Brandon Streeter.
Mickey Plyler on Cooper: Cooper came into Clemson's camp and lit it up a couple of years ago. He is a good athlete but make no mistake he is a pass-first guy. Cooper can move around and make plays with his feet but he is a passer. I think the first day he is on campus he is better than all Clemson quarterbacks not named Watson or Bryant.
Reminds Plyler of: Maybe Tajh Boyd
Clemson offered on 3/27/14 and he committed on 10/12/14.
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Cooper helped lead his team to a 11-2 record and their first conference title in many years. Cooper won the region championship for Jonesboro for the first time since 1949 (66 years) and made it to the Elite Eight.
In 2015, Cooper threw for 2,039 yards and 21 touchdowns.
As a junior, he threw for 1,200 yards on 56 of 86 passing with six touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 2,200 yards and 23 touchdowns and also rushed for 404 yards and 11 more scores.
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