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The Recruiting Guy:
UNDER THE RADAR: Greenbrier’s Cooper Wilcox
Greenbrier quarterback Cooper Wilcox finished with 214 yards on 17-of-27 passing and 3 touchdowns, and also rushed for 72 yards on 21 carries and another score.
On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect is Greenbrier’s Cooper Wilcox.
Height/Weight: 6-2, 190 pounds
Offers: Hendrix, Arkansas Baptist
Interest: Ouachita Baptist, Pittsburg State, Central Arkansas, Northwest Missouri State
Stats: In 11 games, he has completed 113 of 184 passes for 2,135 yards, 25 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, and rushed 116 times for 920 yards and 17 touchdowns. Over 8 games as a junior, he completed 56 of 105 passes for 928 yards and 9 touchdowns, and had 39 carries for 328 yards and 3 scores.
Coach Randy Tribble:
“I think a stat that’s really telling about him is we’re averaging 11.61 yards per attempted pass. That’s pretty high. We’re not just dinking around and throwing 10 screens a game. We’re throwing downfield.
“Dual threat is definitely what he is. He can really run. He’s fast. He’s one of our strongest kids in the weight room. He’s a really good football player and means a ton to our football team.”
More offers expected:
“I’m surprised the Division II (programs) in the state haven’t offered him. I feel like he’ll get offers from some of the in-state DII schools.”
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