Shrine Bowl: Cooper Looking Around?

Scotty Cooper

ROEBUCK, S.C. - One of the most impressive performers through the first two practices of Shrine Bowl week has been Lake City linebacker Scotty Cooper. CUTigers.com caught up with Cooper Monday afternoon to get his latest thoughts on the recruiting process, and more!

LB Scotty Cooper Profile



How does it feel to play with the best players in South Carolina this week?
Cooper: It feels good. Everybody hits hard so you have to get adjusted to that a little bit.

Tell us about some of the hard hits you were making out there?
Cooper: I am just trying to hit a little bit. I am just trying to show what I can do. It feels good to go compete against the best of the best. It brings out the best in you.

How did you enjoy the visit to the hospital on Sunday?
Cooper: It was good. It was touching. It was a great experience to know that you touched someone else's life. I just hope that we gave those kids a little more hope. It made me appreciate what I have.

Should Clemson fans be concerned that you have taken another official visit?
Cooper: Nah, I guess not. Nah, it is nothing for them to worry about. I am still committed to Clemson, but at the same time I am still going to do what is best for me.

How firm are you with your commitment to Clemson right now?
Cooper: I am 125 percent right now.

Are you recruiting any other players to Clemson this week?
Cooper: We are trying to get some of the other guys. I don't know all of them, but I am trying to get to know them and ease them over a little bit. I am not trying to pressure anyone, but just talking to them a little bit.

How have you enjoyed spending time with so many of your future teammates this week?
Cooper: It is fun just getting to know each other. We have got a bunch of clowns. It is fun.

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