Another 4-star recruit could be on the way to Morgantown, but it would come as somewhat of a surprise.
Omar Cooper, Jr. is set to make his college decision today, choosing between WVU and in-state Indiana at 1:00 PM. Cooper (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) is a prolific wideout from Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Racking up over 2,000 yards and 27 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior, he would be an explosive addition to the WVU receiving corps.
Visits to Indiana and WVU (a part of the June 11th visit that has already secured the commitments of 4-star quarterback Nicco Marchiol and 4-star running back Justin Williams) has narrowed down his Top 10 from Wisconsin, Michigan State, Purdue, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Indiana and WVU down to just WVU and Indiana.
Cooper’s visit to Morgantown seemingly went well, speaking kindly of WVU and retweeting the commitments of his fellow WVU visitors.
Thanks for having me. I had a lot of fun!! pic.twitter.com/i8qUKBXgrV
— Omar Cooper Jr (@TheOmarCooper) June 14, 2021
However, it appears that WVU will have to play catchup with Indiana. 247Sports and Rivals predict Cooper will land with Indiana. With WVU wide receivers coach Gerad Parker coming in hot for Cooper and the addition of Marchiol in the class, it’s possible WVU has done enough to sway the talented wide receiver.
Cooper is one of the top recruits in Indiana. According to Rivals, he is the 120th-ranked overall recruit and the 14th-ranked wide receiver in the 2022 class. He is the 4th-ranked recruit in Indiana — the top-ranked wide receiver.
Swinging Cooper from Indiana to WVU would be another huge pull for WVU head coach Neal Brown and would add the third 4-star commit since July 4th.