Urban Meyer and his rockstar group of assistant coaches have been working hard trying to secure pledges from 2018 and 2019 prospects, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t keeping an eye out for 2020 talent.
After sending out numerous scholarship offers to top sophomore standouts, one of the recent recruits to earn a chance to rock the Scarlet and Gray was class of 2020 athlete Teriyon “Mookie” Cooper.
“I found out about the offer when I got a call from my coach and he told me the news. Coach Smith was the one to give out the offer to me as an athlete,” the 5’9, 180-pound jack-of-all-trades told Land-Grant Holy Land.
Coming up big time on the ground, through the air, and on special teams time and time again for Trinity Catholic (MO), Cooper impressed the Buckeye staff with everything he's shown on the field.
“They [Ohio State] loved my speed and ability to play in space,” Cooper said.
With more than two years of the recruiting process left for Cooper, the Buckeyes join the likes of Illinois, Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas in the pursuit for the talented speedster.
See what caught the Buckeyes' eye with these highlights of Mookie Cooper in action:
2020 PG visits Ohio State
The future of the Ohio State basketball program is definitely on the rise. Fans aren’t the only ones taking notice of what Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes are starting to put together. So are many prospects.
After the coaches recently checked in on Butler Area (PA) class of 2020 point guard Ethan Morton, the four-star prospect returned the favor and made a trip to Columbus on Sunday to get more familiar with the Ohio State coaching staff and program, according to Corey Evans of Rivals.
2020 Rvals50 Butler High guard Ethan Morton is on an unofficial visit to Ohio State today @Kevin_Noon— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) October 22, 2017
Morton, who stands 6’1 and weighs 175 pounds, might only be a sophomore, but he's picking up offers and interest from a number of college programs. While OSU has yet to dish the guard a scholarship, Penn State, West Virginia, UAB, and Miami (OH) are among the schools that have.
As a freshman at Butler Area, a basketball powerhouse in the state of Pennsylvania, Morton averaged 14 points a contest for the state championship contenders.
- On a bye this weekend, the Ohio State coaches hit the recruiting trail to check out some of their key targets. One recruit the Buckeyes went and watched in action was class of 2018 offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, per Jake Perper. One of the top uncommitted linemen in the country, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida, and Alabama are just a few of the programs after the Berkeley Prep (FL) senior.
- Ohio State basketball target Elijah Weaver will announce his college plans later today. A four-star rated 2018 point guard from Oldsmar Christian School (FL), Weaver, who was once thought to be an OSU lean, will more than likely end up committing to the Trojans of USC.