Millbrook wide receiver Corey Cooper took to Twitter Tuesday to announce he had verbally committed to Louisville.
Just committed to the University of Louisville #GOCARDS, he wrote.
What followed was a flood of congratulatory tweets and retweets from friends, family, coaches and Louisville fans.
Were excited for Corey and I think he wanted to get that decision out of the way so he can focus on Millbrook football this year, and thats a good thing, said Millbrook coach Clarence Inscore.
Coopers biggest strength is his hands, Inscore said.
He catches the ball really well, he runs really good routes and hes a strong possession receiver, Inscore said. Hes quick, but hes not a world-class speed. What he doesnt have in speed he makes up in his hands and running good routes.
The 6-foot, 190-pound senior caught 24 passes for 280 yards last season in a Millbrook offense that relied primarily on rushing from Keith Marshall, the nations top-ranked running back prospect in 2011.
Cooper previously told The News & Observer that playing alongside Marshall played a large part in attracting attention from coaches.
Cooper picked the Cardinals over other offers from several schools, including South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Oklahoma State.