Covington, Louisiana outside linebacker Edgerrin Cooper may only have three stars beside his name but 21 scholarship offers may vouch more for his potential than the 247Sports recruit ratings system. On Friday Oklahoma beat out Mississippi State to earn the commitment of Cooper who became the 12th pledge for OU’s 2020 class.
Cooper (6-1/205) becomes the first linebacker commitment for new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch who is working to rebuild Oklahoma’s defense with an intense focus on speed. Cooper will fit in almost perfectly to the Grinch scheme due to his ability to run.
Oklahoma currently has seven outside linebackers on the roster, including Caleb Kelly who will miss the majority, if not all, of the 2019 season due to injury.
Already ranked as the #1 class in the Big 12 for 2020, Cooper’s commitment moves Oklahoma to #10 nationally in the 247Sports class rankings.