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Sooners take crack at Colorado lineman

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Ft. Collins, Colo., three-star offensive guard Jon Cooper took his second official visit this weekend to Oklahoma and as he was riding in the passenger car at the Denver International Airport, Cooper made it clear that the Sooners made a very good impression on him.
“I just got off the plane, and I’m still really exited about what I saw at Oklahoma,” Cooper, who is 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, said. “It was a really, really good time. I just hung out with the guys, and they were really cool. All of the people there were really down to earth. I felt comfortable and could really see myself being around there for four years.”
So did Cooper pull the trigger as some thought he might?
“No, I still have to look at a few other places,” Cooper said. “I’m going to Wisconsin on November 6 and I have Missouri set up for December 10. Oklahoma gave me a lot of positive things to think about, though.”
Cooper, who also visited Iowa State, said his parents were most impressed with the academic aspect they saw in Norman.
“That was the biggest thing they looked at and were really impressed with,” Cooper said. “I did like the academic center, too. That was really, really impressive.”
Cooper said he did spend time talking with Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and also liked talking to Vince Carter.
“He’s a real humble and quiet guy,” Cooper said. “He’s very impressive. Coach Stoops was just telling me how I could help their football program and become the best football player I could be there. He also told me that Oklahoma would do so many things that would help me become a better man.”
Cooper said he did talk to the other recruits on the official visit this weekend, and he spent most of his time with Syd’Quan Thompson. He was unaware of any commitments from the other visits, but Thompson especially seemed to be enjoying himself.
Cameron Schacht was Cooper’s host on the visit.
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