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Cooper lands another big offer

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Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill running back Deontae Cooper is already considered one of the nation's top running back prospects and one of the top overall players in California.
The 6-foot, 205-pounder has had a busy spring picking up scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Nebraska and Washington. Now Cooper has added another impresive scholarship offer to his resume.
"I got a new offer today from Fresno State," Cooper, who is ranked as the No. 17 running back in the nation and the No. 193 player overall, said. "I'm definitely excited about the offer."
He's excited because for a number of reasons.
"From what coach Pat Hill tells me, they really stand behind the run," Cooper said. "That's something that I like to hear, because I'm looking to play in an offense that features the running back. I also have one of my former teammates up there. That's Mario Moore, a linebacker/safety. That'd help me know somebody up there."
Even with all the attention, Cooper still maintains he's not in any rush to make a decision. He's still focused on his high school track season and then he'll head straight into training for his senior season.
It's a season he hopes to put up better numbers than what he did in 2008. As a junior, Cooper rushed for 2,902 yards and 42 touchdowns.
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