Former Ohio State WR, 4-star prospect announces commitment to SEC program
Ohio State Buckeyes freshman wide receiver Mookie Cooper, who entered the NCAA transfer portal in December, announced his plans to enroll at Missouri on Tuesday, sharing the news on his Twitter account.
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A four-star prospect and the No. 16 player at the position in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports Composite, this is a homecoming for Cooper, who is a product of Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
Entering a wide receivers room featuring sophomore Garrett Wilson (673 yards in 2020), junior Chris Olave (660), sophomore Jameson Williams (140), and classmates Julian Fleming (74) and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (29), Cooper did not see game action for the Buckeyes but should have a chance to contribute immediately for the Tigers out of the slot.
Wrapping up their first season under head coach Eli Drinkwitz at 5-5, Missouri’s leading receiver in 2020, redshirt senior Keke Chism, will take advantage of the NCAA granting student-athletes an additional year of eligibility and return in 2021.
Damon Hazelton, Jr., the program’s second-leading pass-catcher with 397 yards on 30 receptions, will forgo the chance to return and enter the 2021 National Football League Draft.