Offers are starting to pile up for Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside wide receiver Anthony Cooper. The 6-foot-0, 173-pounder claims six scholarships at this time and is beginning to head out on visits including one school this weekend.
"I've been talking to a lot of coaches and I'm going to take a visit this Saturday to Virginia for their spring practice, I'm going with Trey (Nicholson)," he said. "I haven't visited anywhere yet, but I'm making plans to go to a lot of places, I just have to get the dates down.
"I know I'm visiting Virginia, Maryland and I'm trying to get to North Carolina and Vanderbilt over the spring. Those schools have all been in contact with me a lot and if I see the school it might change my mind. I'm interested in seeing how the schools work."
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Speaking of Vanderbilt, the Commodores are the latest team to offer Cooper.
"They are the latest to offer me last Friday," he said. "I talk to Coach Beatty a lot and he seems really cool. He tells me I'm a very good fit and I could have an early role. He's told me the academics there."
In terms of Maryland and North Carolina, neither school has offered to date.
"The recruiting coach for Maryland wants me to visit and I plan on getting down there," he said. "He's just telling me to come down to see the school and most likely they'll offer.
"North Carolina is saying the same thing, come down and they'll likely offer too."
Despite ties to Virginia through teammate and friend, Demetrious Nicholson, Cooper maintains no favorites.
"I like everybody," he said. "The main thing I want to see on these visits is academics, how they do in the classroom, how the environment is and how it fits me. I'm looking at studying sports medicine.
"Basically, I want the school to be real with me. It also can't be real far from home, it's a hard thing for me to go far."