TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Miami (Fla.) Northwestern wide receiver Amari Cooper participated in the June session of the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp. He returned to Tallahassee for the July session, but this time as only an observer.
"I got here yesterday," Cooper said. "I didn't work out this time. I worked out at the June camp when they offered me. I was here talking with a couple of other players that I know, some from Miami. I was just chilling, playing video games with them, and talking about the school."
The 6-foot-1, 183-pound prospect said he has enjoyed his time around the program over the past two days.
"It has been a good experience," Cooper said. "I just like talking to the coaches. They are helping me get better every time I talk with them and come out here."
At the conclusion of Thursday's morning session, Cooper huddled with head coach Jimbo Fisher, offensive coordinator James Coley, and his primary recruiter Eddie Gran. He shared what they told him in that conversation.
"They just want to keep speaking with me, talking to me and seeing where my head is at," Cooper said.
Prior to visiting Florida State this time around, Cooper was in Tuscaloosa, Ala. at the Alabama summer camp. He impressed Nick Saban and his staff enough that he returned to the Sunshine State with an offer from that program.
"I just went up there and showed them what I could do," Cooper said. "They weren't really recruiting me before I went to their camp. Now they want me. I worked hard and they noticed me and started to like me."
The summer has been productive for Cooper, who saw limited playing time as a junior, as his offer list has grown to double digits. He attributes that increased interest to his approach and success at camps.
"Going into every camp I have the mindset of going out there and working my hardest," Cooper said. "That is something I knew, you have to work hard to get what you want."
With his plans to now return to Miami and concentrate on preparing for his senior season, Cooper has three schools out front for his services.
"I like Florida State a whole lot, they are at the top definitely. They are part of my top three. Them, Alabama, and Miami," Cooper said. "I don't know if that is an official top three but I know I like them a lot."
When the college football season rolls around, Cooper intends to hit the road for more visits and check out numerous schools during gamedays.
"I am going to take more visits in the fall," Cooper said. "I am going to take all five of my officials. I don't know which schools yet."
Cooper indicated that Alabama, Florida State, and Miami are all likely to receive official visits.