A little over a month ago, 4-star receiver Mookie Cooper released his Top 5. Today, he whittled that group down to one by committing to Ohio State.
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Cooper (5-9 193) chose the Buckeyes over Miami, USC, Illinois, and Texas.
Out of Trinity Catholic High School in St. Louis, Missouri, Cooper now becomes the second-highest ranked receiver in Ohio State’s impressive receiver class.
Ranked the No. 11 receiver in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 64 player in the 2020 class overall, Cooper is the dynamic slot receiver the OSU was looking for in this class.
Cooper committed to Texas this past winter, but decommitted a few weeks later.
At one of The Opening Regional combines in April, Cooper clocked in a 4.49 40-yard dash.
As a junior, he amassed 1,153 yards of total offense and scored 18 touchdowns, earning Third-Team All-State accolades.
On the field, Cooper is a tremendous playmaker with the ball in his hands. He has the speed the Buckeyes like at the position and the agility needed to make plays in one-on-one situations.
Cooper was comfortable taking hand-offs in high school, so perhaps that could continue in college as well.
The commitment of Mookie Cooper now gives Ohio State a class of 20 commitments.
The Buckeyes have four receivers committed, and all four are ranked in the Top 100 players in the nation.
Rockwall, Texas receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was the first to commit, followed by Sammamish, Washington prospect Gee Scott. Five-star Pennsylvania receiver Julian Fleming committed back in May. He is the No. 1 receiver in the entire class.
Now with Cooper, the Buckeyes have four talented and versatile pass catchers who can fit into head coach Ryan Day’s Ohio State offense in any number of ways.
You can catch highlights of Mookie Cooper in action below.