Corey Cooper was a Safety at Proviso East High School near Chicago. Cooper has signed his letter of intent to play football at Nebraska next year. I caught up with him for a brief interview.
PH: Why did you decide to choose Nebraska over Illinois, after already committing to Illinois?
Corey: I felt a lot more comfortable with the coaches on the NeBraska coaching staff.
PH: What position do you intend on playing?
PH: What is your best strength as a football player?
Corey: Athleticism and instinct.
PH: Did you and Kyle Prater ever consider going to the same school?
Corey: Me an kyle considered going to school together however I went with what was best for me.
PH: Did Charlie Weis leaving affect your choice to not attend Notre Dame?
Corey: Yes, him leaving did affect my decision.
PH: Who is the best player you have ever matched up against in a game?
Corey: Kyle Prater (WR for USC)
PH: How do you think Proviso East Football will prepare you for NCAA football?
Corey: The coaches on the staff did it a lot for me in preparing me to go to the next level.
PH: Which team are you most looking forward to playing against?
Corey: Texas and Oklahoma.
PH: Are there any hard feelings between you and the University of Illinois?
Corey: No hard feelings at all, I did what was best for myself and my future.
PH: What is the best advice you have ever gotten regarding playing football?
Corey: Go out there and just dominate.
Thanks to Corey for answering a few questions with us!