May 14, 2007

Hayti lineman has two early offers

Nearly a year ago, Hayti offensive lineman William Cooper turned heads at Missouri's one-day camp in St. Louis. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound sophomore had just completed his first year of high school football. Just short of 12 months later, the attention toward Cooper has not cooled.

Cooper has grown to 245 pounds and picked up scholarship offers from Missouri and Kansas State this spring. He said the Tigers and the Wildcats are the only teams seriously recruiting him, though he has received letters from Kansas and Indiana. He expects that to change in the near future.

Cooper plays the offensive line for Hayti and that is where the Tigers and Wildcats have focused on him, but he says he'd like to give defense a shot this fall.

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