Varsity Preps

Meet 2014 Talented ATH Ryan Cooper, Welcome to the Boot!

Name: Ryan Cooper
HT/WT: 6-1 175
Class: 2014
Position(s): RB/CB
School: Homer High School, Homer, LA

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Coach Warren: Facilities, Uniforms, Tradition, Coaching Staff, Education? Which factor or combination of factors will be most important in your school choice?
RC: No doubt about it, Education & Coaching staff. Earning my degree is very important to me & a good relationship with coaches is just as important.

Coach Warren: School location, Is playing closer to home a big deal?
RC: No sir, not at all. I just wanna play with a program that fits my play & where I can be a major contributor.

Coach Warren: Early playing time, Is that important?
RC: No sir, I understand that I will have to earn my way on the field & grow on that level of football. At the end of the day, I’m a football player and will play wherever they call me to do.

Coach Warren: What was your favorite college team growing up?
RC: I actually had 2, Grambling & LSU.

Coach Warren: Have you been invited to any Jr Days or Combines?
RC: Yes sir, I was invited to the Nike Training camp in Dallas, The  Nike sparq combine in Houston, the NUC combine that was held in Zachary.  Jr days at LSU, La. Tech, Tennessee, Houston, ULL & Mississippi State.

Coach Warren: Who are you receiving mail from? Who’s recruiting you?
RC: I’m receiving mail from LSU, Houston, Tennessee, ULL, La. Tech, San Diego State, McNeese, ULM, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, Texas, Colorado, Stanford, Auburn, Nebraska & TCU.

Coach Warren: Favorites? What stands out about your favorites?
RC: LSU has always been my dream school, but any school that will give me an opportunity to play on the next level and contribute to their program I am open.

Coach Warren: Time frame on a college choice?
RC: I will hopefully have an opportunity to see what the spring & summer holds for me as far as college evaluations. I will should be in a good position by the end of the summer to make that choice hopefully.

Coach Warren: Will you take all your official visits?
RC: It depends on the schools that invite me on official visits. If there is a school that will give me an opportunity & is the right fit, then I will focus on that school at that point.

Coach Warren: Post-season accolades, stats, All-Star games?
RC: 2nd Team All District DB/District new comer of the year-2010-2011-(5 interceptions, 442 Rushing yards, 10 touchdowns. 1 punt TD & 1 kickoff TD

2011-2012 1st team All District DB/(10 interceptions, 4 returned for TD’s, 500 yards rushing, 12 TD’s. 2 kickoff TD & 1 punt TD.

2012-2013 1st team All District RB/Kick returner,1,163 yards rushing, 15 TD’s- 200 yards receiving, 3 TD’s, 3 kickoffs returned for TD’s 1 punt TD. 3 interceptions.

Coach Warren: Have you taken any unofficial visits, are you planning some now?
RC: Yes sir, last year I made an unofficial visit to LSU, & La Tech. I was scheduled to visit Mississippi State but the weather was a factor.

Coach Warren: What schools are you interested in?
RC: La. Tech, Arkansas, ULL, Texas, Mississippi State,Tennessee and any other schools that show interest in me..

Coach Warren: What schools have offered you?
RC: Grambling St.

Coach Warren: What are your camp plans for the summer?
RC: I plan on attending La Tech, TCU, Tennessee, Arkansas, Baylor, Northwestern & few others that are within reason.

Coach Warren: What camps did you attend last summer?
RC: La. Tech and the Nike sparq combine

Coach Warren: What will be the determining factor in choosing your school?
RC: Business Degree programs and a program that I can truly have an opportunity to contribute and have a great college experience.

Coach Warren: What Person has inspired you the most in your life and why?
RC: My mother & father & grandmother. My mom passed away when I was in the 8th grade & she was my biggest fan & my angel. My father is my rock & the reason I kept my faith above water when my mom passed away. He pushes me to be the best me that I can be in all walks of life. And by that, I understand how important it is to earn my college degree. Football is fun to me and comes natural. My uncle had a football in my hands since I was 2. My Grandmother keeps me grounded and feeds my spiritual life. She has made sure that she’s done everything that my mom would’ve done, gets done.

 

Coach Demetric D. Warren
@demetricdwarren
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