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Big Ten school on top for Cooper

Dallas (Texas) Seagoville has always been viewed as more of a basketball school than a football powerhouse. They are not necessarily a common stop for football recruiters making their way through the area. That changed very recently, though, when film of tight end Andrew Peterson started making the rounds and he picked up close to 20 offers in a 48 hour period.
Peterson is proof that the school can produce talent and one person that stands to benefit from that realization is junior Tallie Cooper. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound two-way standout has already started receiving interest from a couple of programs himself.
"I'm hearing from Iowa and Ole Miss right now," Cooper said. "I think some more schools will find out about me soon. My coach says he's been sending film out. He hasn't really told me who all has been interested though.
"With the way that everybody has been coming in on Andrew lately, I think they're going to notice me too."
Though it is still early in the recruiting process, Cooper admits that one school currently stands out to him.
"I'm a big fan of Iowa," he said. "I was looking online at their education system. They're No. 3 in the country in their graduation rate. That would be really good for my education.
"Their football program isn't too bad either. Their athletics, they're good all around. It's just a good school from everything that I've seen."
Cooper plays both ways for the Dragons but he enjoys one side of the ball a bit more than the other.
"I play both wide receiver and free safety," he said. "I played both sides of the ball equally this year. I feel more comfortable at safety."
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