Clemson QB to transfer
|Friday, January 19, 2018, 11:05 AM-|
Rising sophomore QB Zerrick Cooper announced he will transfer from Clemson through a Clemson football tweet Friday morning.
"Thank you to Coach Swinney, the Clemson staff & the best fans in college football for an incredible two years," Cooper posted. "The memories & relationships I have built with my teammates will be truly unforgettable. I will miss playing in Orange & Purple. However, after much prayer & thinking with my family, I have decided to transfer from Clemson University. This is no reflection on the Clemson family but rather a direct reflection of my drive to lead, play & compete. Orange & Purple will always be in my heart."
Much love Clemson family #Allin??— coop (@zerrickcooper) January 19, 2018
Cooper, as a redshirt freshman, attempted 41 passes with a 61 completion rate for 256 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions last season. He had 10 carries for 18 yards as well.
The Jonesboro, Georgia native was a four-star prospect, rated as the fourth-best player out of Georgia by ESPN and as high as the No. 7 QB in his class (247Sports). As a senior, he passed for over 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Cooper told TigerNet on Friday that he will be visiting the campus of Jacksonville State this weekend.
"Thank you to Coach Swinney, the Clemson staff & the best fans in college football for an incredible two years."— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) January 19, 2018
It has been a pleasure, 6??. We wish for nothing but great success for Zerrick Cooper as he moves on from #Clemson.
Forever a Tiger. Forever #ALLIN#ClemsonFamily pic.twitter.com/uU71cZLSPB