Miami (Fla.) Northwestern wide receiver Amari Cooper was planning to make his college announcement in late August. It was expected to come after his team's preseason kickoff game, but that moment came and went without Cooper sharing his intentions. Now, a month later, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound wideout is unsure of when he will make his declaration.
"I don't know," Cooper said. "I am just trying to find the right time. I haven't really been thinking about it that much. I have just been chilling."
A month ago Cooper named a top five of Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, and West Virginia. The Rivals100 prospect says those remains his top schools.
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"It is still those five," Cooper said. "They are the main ones I am looking at."
At this time, he is planning to utilize an official visit to check out one of the schools in early October.
"I am supposed to be going to West Virginia with Imarjaye (Albury), my teammate, on our bye week in two weeks," Cooper said. "That is the only trip I have planned so far."
The general feeling was that if Cooper made his decision at his originally scheduled time, it was going to be good news for the Crimson Tide. He said on Tuesday evening that Nick Saban's team remains at the top for his services.
"I just like the opportunity that I would have there when I come in as a freshman," Cooper said of Alabama. "I know they need a dynamic receiver. When I went there, it was the best campus that I saw out of the ones that I have been to. I liked everything about it. I also like their coaches, they were telling me about the school."
This past Friday against Coral Gables, Cooper had four receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown.