Ft. Collins, Colo., three-star offensive guard Jon Cooper admits that he could make a decision at any time, but he also knows that with two key official visits coming up that he’d like to check them out before making a final decision.
Those visits – Iowa State on October 8 and Oklahoma on October 22 – likely represent his top two teams, but there are others like home-town Colorado State, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin and Nebraska that peak his interest. But make no mistake, Cooper said the Cyclones and Sooners have done a great job of recruiting him to this point.
“I really like the coaching staff at Iowa State, and I like coach Alford,” Cooper, who is 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, said. “He’s been recruiting me the whole time. He talks to you like a coach. I also know coach Cotton really well. He knows his stuff. He’s a good man to just sit and talk to.”
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Cooper also has positive praise for the Sooners.
“I hope to feel comfortable down there on the visit,” Cooper said. “I know they’re going to have great facilities, because it’s Oklahoma. I know they’re going to be a great program overall, because they are winners. I just want to go down there and feel comfortable with the people and the surroundings.”
Cooper said that even though those two teams appear to be high on his list, that he’s not ruled anybody out and anybody that overlooks the hometown Rams might be mistaken. Heck, instead of going to his high school’s homecoming dance on Saturday night, Cooper will be in the stands watching CSU play BYU.
Still, though, a decision might be looming soon for Cooper.
“It could really happen at any time,” he said. “If I feel like where that’s going to be, then I want to get it done and make the decision.”