Florida State commit Omarion Cooper has officially signed with Florida State.
Cooper, a 6’1 170 pound defensive back hailing from Lehigh Senior high school has a four-star rating by the 247 Sports Composite. He’s listed as the 280th ranked player nationally and the 22nd best cornerback in the country and 41st-best player from Florida.
Cooper committed to FSU way back in early June.
The Duke is headed to Tallahassee. Welcome, @OmarionC2#NSD21 | #Tribe21— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 16, 2020
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Tomahawk Nation also scouted Cooper with film, and believe the playmaker will bring size, length, and ball skills to FSU’s secondary:
“Cooper’s highlights show his ability to stick with his receiver in coverage, flipping his hips quickly, allowing him to recover from his initial jam. He doesn’t have elite speed like Green, but can be trusted to be left on an island. He has sharp instincts and isn’t afraid of contact despite his lanky build (he could stand to add an additional 15-20 pounds of muscle).”
At 6’1 and with a 6’4 wingspan, Cooper possesses length most corners simply dream of. This is an advantage in press coverage and when playing the ball. Cooper rarely allows WRs into his chest and uses his length to knock WRs off their timing routes. When the ball’s in the air, Cooper uses his length to get a hand in and knock the ball away without interfering. This length is also a difference maker in zone coverage because it makes the passing windows tighter for the QB. Add some good long speed, and you’ve got the traits of a top-notch boundary CB.
From his FSU bio:
DB | 6-1 | 180
LEHIGH ACRES, FLA.
LEHIGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Composite four-star recruit rated 41st-highest prospect in Florida and No. 22 cornerback nationally in 247Sports Composite…rated No. 9 in America at his position and No. 20 overall in Florida by ESPN…ranked 136th in ESPN300…three-year letterman at Lehigh Senior…recorded 81 tackles, 21 pass breakups, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and multiple blocked kicks…recorded 29 tackles, one interception and four pass breakups as a senior…junior season made 25 tackles, one interception, six pass breakups and one blocked field goal while helping Lightning advance to 7A state playoffs…registered 27 tackles, one interception, 11 pass breakups and one fumble recovery as a sophomore.