"It's a big relief," said Cooper. "It is great to feel wanted by so many programs but at times the recruiting process was stressful. I'm glad to have it behind me."
Cooper took a visit to Winston-Salem last weekend and that sealed the deal for the talented safety. "It felt like home. I know Riley Skinner, Scott Betros, and the other Bolles guys there as well as the guys from Nease and Bartram Trail. It nice to know I will be going to school with a lot of guys from my area. Also the education at Wake is great. Some other schools have large classroom sizes and things like that. Wake is like Bolles. It offers a lot as far as academics go and the class sizes are small. Also at Wake, you can walk everywhere easily."
Cooper also said that the staff was very influential in his decision. "Coach Grobe and Coach Elrod were very upfront with me. They told me they were going to take one safety and two corners this year. When I told Coach Elrod I wanted to commit, he said I made his Father's Day."
Cooper's commitment is a big pick-up for Wake Forest. Cooper is a fast, hard hitting safety that has a nose for the ball and makes big plays.