Millbrook’s Cooper picks Louisville

cgrant@newsobserver.comAugust 5, 2012 

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.

“We’re 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 that’s a good thing,” said Millbrook coach Clarence Inscore.

Cooper’s biggest strength is his hands, Inscore said.

“He catches the ball really well, he runs really good routes and he’s a strong possession receiver,” Inscore said. “He’s quick, but he’s not a world-class speed. What he doesn’t 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 nation’s 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.

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