May 31, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: Edgerrin Cooper


Edgerrin Cooper is a 6’2” 200 lbs. District Defensive MVP linebacker for Covington High School in Covington, LA. Edgerrin bench presses 270 lbs., squats 430 lbs. and runs 4.6 second 40-yard dash. Edgerrin currently has offers from Mississippi State, Tulane, UL and ULM, among other schools.


How long have you been playing football and what got you started playing?

I’ve been playing since I was five years old. My older brothers payed football and went o college and graduated, so I watched them growing up.


What has football taught you about life?

It has made me a better man and taught me about staying motivated and getting better all the time.


How would you describe yourself as a football player in one word or a few words?

That’s hard. I try to do a little of everything.


Where do you see football taking you in life?

I’m trying to focus on making it to the next level right now. I feel that I have the talent to keep moving up and play professionally.


What’s the strong point of your game?

I am good at reading the field. I find the other team’s weakness and take advantage of that.


What will you bring to a college program that makes you special?

My leadership.


Do you have a college or professional player that you compare yourself to?

Not right now. There is just one Edgerrin Cooper.


Who has been the biggest influence on you as a football player?

My parents. My dad makes sure I do the best I can.