Junior quarterback Zerrick Cooper (6-3 195) of Jonesboro, GA committed to Clemson Saturday while on an unofficial visit with his parents for the Louisville game. Cooper is the Tigers’ second commitment for the 2016 class. Some of his other offers were Ohio State, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Kentucky Ole Miss, NC State and Miami.
Cooper suffered a season ending knee injury in game two of this season. As a sophomore he passed for 1200 yards and 7 touchdowns with 3 interceptions.
“The relationship with coach Morris and coach Swinney, I won’t find that anywhere else,” said Cooper in explaining his choice of the Tigers. “They have stuck with me thru the injury.”
Cooper is a dual-threat quarterback as a runner and a passer, he says similar to that guy the Tigers now have running their offense.
“I see myself running the offense like Deshaun Watson,” Cooper said. “They run the spread and that’s one of my favorite offenses to run. I love to throw the ball. I throw the ball to playmakers and make big plays.”
Cooper said he’s making an excellent recovery from the torn ACL he suffered earlier in the season and expects to come back even stronger next season.