Hometown: Saint Louis,
MO (Trinity Catholic HS)
ESPN: #102 Overall, #11 LB, #3 MO
#235 Overall, #9 ILB, #7 MO
4-star 2019 outside linebacker Shammond Cooper from Saint Louis, MO (Trinity Catholic) announced his top group of schools on Wednesday.
"First I just wanna thank god for blessing me to live 17 years in a city where most don’t make it out," Cooper posted on Twitter. "Second I wanna thank all the schools that have recruited me, I’m still very much open to every college but these are the 10 I’m focusing on as of right now."
His top 10 schools were Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Ohio State, Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas A&M.
Cooper has over 30 national offers including Arkansas, Auburn, Bowling Green, Clemson, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, LSU, Memphis, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Wisconsin. He grew up a fan of Missouri.
As a sophomore, he had an impressive 141 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, and an interception returned for a touchdown. He was named All-State for his football play in helping lead his team to a 12-1 record. In two seasons at the varsity level, he already has 259 tackles, ten tackles for loss, and five sacks.
Cooper is the teammate of 4-star athlete Isaiah Williams that was offered by the Tigers as well.