Texas Football Recruiting: 4-star ATH Mookie Cooper Longhorns next 2020 commit?

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Mookie Cooper is a big fish for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class to get its hands on, and the Longhorns are in his top 10.

With the Early Signing Period for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class now in the rear-view mirror, some of the focus will now turn to the 2020 cycle. The 2020 Texas football recruiting class could fall behind some of the other top blue blood programs in the nation if it doesn’t pick up the pace soon. Getting ahead of the game early can be huge on the recruiting trail for head coach Tom Herman.

The 2019 Texas football recruiting class does still need some help before National Signing Day 2019 comes around, but there’s only a handful of needs left to fill with that group. There’s only two commits in the 2020 Texas football recruiting class, one at quarterback and one along the offensive line.

Those two 2020 prospects committed to the Texas football recruiting class include four-star hometown dual-threat quarterback Hudson Card and four-star Helotes, TX, offensive guard Logan Parr. With those two four-star commits in store for the Texas Longhorns, the 2020 class ranks at No. 19 in the nation, per 247Sports Team Composite Rankings.

However, one prospect that could give the 2020 Texas football recruiting class a big boost is a highly touted out-of-state four-star athlete Mookie Cooper. The St. Louis, MO, native and Trinity Catholic product ranks as the No. 5 athlete in the nation and the second best prospect out of the state of Missouri.

At 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, Cooper is a bit undersized but runs with a chip on his shoulder since he mainly plays at running back for Trinity Catholic. The fact that he’s still ranked as a top 90 2020 high school prospect in the nation, despite being undersized, shows how good he can really be.

On Christmas Eve, Cooper announced his top 10 schools for his commitment decision. There’s no announcement date set yet for Cooper, but he has narrowed down his list to include this Texas football recruiting class. A few other schools that Cooper included in his top 10 were the LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Michigan Wolverines.


However, the only other Big 12 team that offered him that sits among his top 10 schools is the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He’s looking outside the geographic area of relevance that usually targets the state of Missouri. The Mizzou Tigers are in his top 10, though.

The main reason why fans of the Horns should be so excited about the recruitment of Cooper is that he could fill a need for this team immediately, and he might be leaning toward making his way to the Forty Acres already. According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, there is a near guaranteed shot that Cooper gives his pledge to the Horns.

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This 2020 Texas football recruiting class needs the boost of a top 100 ranked high school prospect in the nation like Cooper. Running back is also a huge position of need if the Horns can’t fill it for the 2019 recruiting cycle. Cooper could fit in there, among a few other positions he fills for Trinity Catholic.