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Cooper continues to intrigue

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West Memphis, Ark., three-star standout Jarvis Cooper is one of the more intriguing prospects in the state of Arkansas with the potential to be a fullback, a linebacker, or a defensive lineman on the college level.
At 6-foot, 250-pounds, Cooper entered the summer months with offers from Memphis, Arkansas State, and Central Arkansas, and while he has not attended many camps this summer he made sure to attend Arkansas' camp in June.
"It was fun," Cooper said of the Arkansas camp experience. "I didn't feel a lot of pressure. I felt like I was at home and like I knew everybody. It felt like a practice. It didn't feel like a tryout or anything. It was fun and competition. I knew some people but there were a few I was getting to know.
"It was fun all the way around. I learned a lot and met some coaches I hadn't met before. I knew coach Lunney and the head coach, coach B, and coach Partridge, and the running backs coach. I knew them but there were some coaches I didn't know and I got to meet them."
Cooper, who worked at defensive line at the RCS St. Louis, spent his time at linebacker while in Fayetteville. Following the camp the Arkansas coaches let him know they liked what they saw, but they still have some questions about what position he actually ends up playing and they are looking forward to watching him at linebacker in 2013.
After the Arkansas camp, he attended the Central Arkansas team camp with his teammates and since then he has been putting in work back home.
He does not have any visits or camps scheduled at this time, but Louisiana Tech has reached out to let him know they would like for him to visit and he may check out Memphis in July.
As for favorite schools, the Arkansas Razorbacks have left an impression, but they are not an option at this point.
"I really don't know," Cooper said. "I like Arkansas the most because that's my home school, but I don't have an offer yet. So I really don't know what to think. I really haven't been thinking about it that much. As of right now I really don't know."
Cooper is a currently ranked as a three-star defensive tackle and No. 4 in the Rivals.com Arkansas Spring Top 10.
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