Wednesday afternoon, class of 2022 wide receiver Omar Cooper Jr. ((6'1", 170 lbs) of Lawrence North HS in Indianapolis, IN announced on Twitter that he has committed to Indiana.
Cooper took an official visit to West Virginia back in mid-June and it closed the gap on Indiana's lead in his recruitment. "It was amazing. It's an amazing environment and great people, especially the coaching staff," Cooper said. "I hung out with Coach Parker the most. We have a really good relationship and I'm getting closer and closer with him and the rest of the staff."
However, Cooper's ties to the Indiana program were too strong for WVU to overcome. His former high school quarterback, Donaven McCulley, is on the Indiana roster and Cooper's close friend, C.J. Gunn, is committed to play basketball at Indiana.
Aside from Indiana and West Virginia, Cooper also holds offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, and several others.
Other wide receivers to keep your eye on:
WR Peter Kikwata (Germantown, MD)
Top 8: Auburn, Boston College, Florida State, Maryland, Kentucky, Penn State, Pitt, West Virginia.
WR Antonio Gates Jr. (Dearborn, MI)
Top 12: Penn State, Kentucky, Louisville, Washington State, Iowa State, Boston College, Nebraska, Maryland, Ole Miss, Pitt, Michigan State, West Virginia.
WR Shawn Miller (Bradenton, FL)
Top 5: Illinois, Miami, Arizona, Indiana, West Virginia.
Visited WVU: June 11th-13th
WR Keshlon Jackson (Lake Charles, LA)
Top 7: Houston, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss, Memphis, West Virginia.
WR Gregory Gaines III (Tampa, FL)
Top 12: Kansas State, Penn State, Marshall, Iowa State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Florida State, Central Florida, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Georgia, West Virginia.
WR Marquarius White (Pinson, AL)
Top 10: Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, West Virginia.
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