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He was injured i believe, so he was completely under the radar, until he showed up to Sound Mind Sound Body and tore it up. Camped at MSU that weekend and earned an offer, then camped at ND the following weekend and earned an offer. He should be a 4-star after this season.
He'll probably be in the next update.. knowing Rivals he'll probably be the last peg before 4 stars.. like 5.6 or 5.7. Good measurables. You can't teach 6'5 and he will take on 25-30 pounds easy. He would have picked up several more BCS offers had he waited until October or November before deciding, but everywhere he camped he picked up offers so I'm not really worried about that.
Get Augusta, Peko, Finley and D. Williams and this is a class. Treadwell would be the only "we'll move some things around for you" kid IMO if you get those four. As unlikely as it seems, he keeps listing us in the top group. Staff should be closing hard on Augusta and Finley right now.
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Foster is more likely than Treadwell at this point.
Here is my analysis of Demetrius Cooper :
DE Demetrius Cooper (6'-5", 220 lbs.) - Fills a position of need in the 2013 class. He is athletic and is just starting to grow into his frame. Has the frame to get much bigger and stronger working with Coach Mannie and the S & C staff. Looks like a natural speed edge pass rusher with tremendous upside. Has the long arms needed to keep blockers away from his body. Also shows good defensive instincts playing the run as well. Has a quick first step which allows him to get a jump on OT's when he comes off the edge as a pass rusher. Missed most of his Jr. year in HS due to a knee injury. Had 17 sacks during his HS Soph. year. He will be red-shirted to gain additional size and strength.
Jr. highlights :
It is nice to see MSU get a player from the Chicago Public League. I don't remember the last time it happened. Perles had some success with players from Chicago High Schools like D'Tackles Bobby Wilson and Bill Johnson.
I've have also read where he weighed 203 in the spring. I have spent a little time watching the SMSB video and then comparing against my mental images of guys like Branden Dawson, Austin Thornton, Gary Harris, Morris Peterson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Randy Moss...and on and on. Picked alot of basketball guys because in saw him in shorts and tank top, too. Guys in the 6'4"-6'6" 200-225 pound range. I am not accepting that he weighed only 203 at SMSB camp. 223 maybe, but not 203. Don't forget...Rivals and Scout have him at 220 and 225. Listed at 227 lbs. on hudl.
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Here is highlight video from sophomore year in high school I guess.(since he was injured junior year) Much lighter here, but probably only about 15 years old, too. I wonder how DeMarcus Ware looked at the same age.
Now a 5.7 3star on Rivals
Von Miller was 210 when he was recruited
JJ Watt was 220 when he was recruited
Don't think weight is an issue here. He'll beef up. I also heard you instantly gain 10 pounds of muscle right after you shake Mannie's hand anyways...
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Mannie will slap 30 pounds on him in no time.
That'll make him about 250 pounds. I think that's pretty big, especially for in no time!
I figure Calhoun is 6-4 240, Heath is 6-6 260ish so 6-5 250 is only logical?
Both those guys came in around 220 as well.
I expect Coop to be our highest rated recruit at the end of the year. Looking forward to him getting some PT this weekend
I agree that 250 is very possible before too long. I don't believe he is currently 203 pounds as has been mentioned early on here.
Cooper is eligible to play!
what do you mean eligible to play? AT MSU?
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No, for his HS season. He transferred to a different school and there were some eligibility issues. Apparently those have now been resolved.
sweet...lets see what he can do
Just saw on Twitter that Cooper had 8 tackles, 1 sack and a receiving TD in his game tonight
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Cooper had ten tackles, a sack and 80 yards receiving with a touchdown tonight.
Is there something up with Cooper? Article on the mag states, "Is Cooper solid to Michigan State?". What's the chatter on him?
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Written by an Iowa State writer who quotes Cooper as saying he wants to play with Khairi Bailey. Bailey and Cooper have common offers with Ball St and Iowa St, so that's how he makes the connection...
Cooper has a few quotes that could be a little troublesome, but at the risk of sounding like an arrogant fan, I can't see him flipping from MSU to ISU.
If he states plans and follows through with an official visit, that's when to worry.
Just read it. It's a homer piece but if those quotes are accurate I'm annoyed. Your commitment should mean something. To downplay the relevance of your own word is puzzling and immature.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
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