Four-star St. Louis (Trinity Catholic) receiver/running back Mookie Cooper is taking an unofficial visit to Ohio State this weekend.
Cooper confirmed to The-Ozone that he arrived early Friday afternoon for the visit.
Ranked the No. 12 receiver in the 2020 recruiting class per the 247Composite and the No. 66 player overall, Cooper (5-9 193) plays all over the field for his Trinity Catholic High School. He projects to the slot in college, but could also end up at running back in the right offense, or even defense.
Cooper committed to Texas this past winter, but decommitted a few weeks later because he felt he still wanted to take other visits. Some of those visits since his decommitment have included Illinois, Oklahoma, LSU, and now Ohio State.
Cooper also holds offers from Miami, Alabama, Auburn, Penn State, USC, Penn State, and Michigan.
At one of The Opening Regional combines last month, Cooper ran a 4.49. He earned an invite to The Opening Finals this July.
As a junior, Cooper amassed 1,153 yards of total offense and scored 18 touchdowns, earning Third-Team All-State accolades.
On the field, Cooper is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. He has the speed to leave defenses behind, and the agility to leave them flatfooted when on equal ground.
Ohio State’s defense saw first-hand against Purdue’s Rondale Moore last year what a smaller, strong slot receiver can do to a defense in the right offense.
The Buckeyes themselves have done quite well in the slot, as Parris Campbell set the school record with 90 receptions last season, and KJ Hill is on pace to set the career receptions mark at Ohio State this season.
Throughout each of these visits this spring, Cooper is looking for an offense that he fits into well.
In his highlights below, it is not difficult to imagine him in Ohio State’s passing offense, especially with the number of other receivers the Buckeyes are in line to land in the 2020 class.
Ohio State currently has commitments from No. 14 receiver Gee Scott and No. 30 receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and is the perceived leader for No. 1 receiver Julian Fleming, who has come to a decision, but will not announce it until May 31.