Bret Cooper has already attracted a good amount of attention from college coaches that are looking to find some quality athletes from the Class of 2012.
Cooper certainly fits that mold. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound versatile prospect from Norristown, Pennsylvania attended the NIKE Combine in Philadelphia as well as an FBU event this summer. He feels both went well and helped him improve his position with colleges going into his junior season.
"I think I did pretty well," he explained. "I made Top Gun, which was for the best players from all the camps. I think I did pretty well at defensive back."
He's done well enough so far to garner interest from three respected programs. Penn State, Purdue and South Carolina are all showing interest.
"They've spoken to me and I've got a letter from Purdue," he explained. "I'm not exactly sure when [he talked to them] but it was during the summer around May or June.
"They told me they're putting me down on their players to watch lists. They gave me their e-mail [addresses] so I could e-mail them. They wanted my information and they want me to send them my highlight film."
Cooper claims he does not have a favorite at this point and he is remaining open to any schools that might be interested later in the process.
Though he is listed as an athlete he believes most schools will be recruiting him as a defensive back, though he could get looks at running back later.
Last season he was second string at both running back and defensive back, but he got a good amount of touches on offense anyways. This season he projects as a starter at defensive back.