Cooper commits to the Hawkeyes
Wisconsin wide receiver Max Cooper has flipped his verbal commitment from Central Michigan to the Iowa Hawkeyes. The 6-foot-0, 175-pound Cooper made the decision shortly after receiving a scholarship offer from the Iowa coaching staff this week.
"After an exciting past few days, I have decided to decommit from CMU and accept a full ride scholarship to play for Coach Ferentz at Iowa," said Cooper in a statement.
"Thank you to all the coaches from CMU who have been recruiting me in this process, but playing in the Big Ten is a dream of mine and I cannot be more excited to say that it has come true."
The offer from Iowa actually came a couple days ago from lead recruiter Seth Wallace, who visited Cooper in Waukesha, WI during the contact period earlier this month.
“Iowa offered me two nights ago,” Cooper told HawkeyeReport.com. "It was a tough decision because both of my parents graduated from CMU and I had gotten to know their coaches pretty well over the last five months."
"But Iowa is one of those special places where I always hoped to play football, so I decommitted from CMU today and committed to Iowa.”
Along with Iowa and Central Michigan, Cooper picked up scholarship offers from Air Force, North Dakota, and South Dakota during the recruiting process, and had interest from Michigan State and Northwestern, among others.
As a senior, Cooper put up big numbers at Waukesha Catholic Memorial with 50 catches for 1,024 and 17 touchdowns in leading them to a state title in 2016.
See highlights from Cooper’s senior year in the video below.