By Kennedy Wilkerson
Millennium High School senior Anthonie Cooper announced Tuesday, via Twitter, his decision to play football at Arizona State University next season.
— Coop (@coop_76_) September 11, 2018
The three-star recruit becomes the fifth in-state player to publicly commit to ASU after receiving an official offer just one week ago. Several division one programs have expressed interest in Cooper. He has received offers from Northern Arizona and South Dakota State and his talents have caught the eyes of Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, and Washington State.
In his two visits to the Sun Devils facilities, including ASU’s upset win over Michigan State on Saturday night, Cooper has told 247Sports his experiences with the coaching staff and players have only given him comfort in committing so early.
The defensive lineman has already had a standout senior season, leading the Millennium Tigers to a 3-0 start totally 18 solo tackles, 5 being sacks. He has proven to be a versatile player which could be of value to ASU.
“He could play in either side of the ball in college,” Sports360AZ Recruiting Expert Jason Jewell said, “but with his length, is probably better suited to play defensive tackle, which is what ASU offered him as.”
Millennium head coach Lamar Early also discussed Cooper’s leadership and his reaction to adding an offer from hometown ASU with Jordan Hamm and Haley Stesiak on last week’s #FridayNight360AZ Preview Show.
Cooper is the No. 24 overall prospect in the state of Arizona for 2019 recruiting class and is among over 35 Arizona high school players who have openly committed to play college football.