Interview with Sedrick Cooper
by Reid Althage
LAFM: Name, position, school?
My name is Secdrick Cooper, and I played football for Archbishop Shaw High School. I am now signed to play at Louisiana Tech.
LAFM: Current height and weight?
6-1, 193 lbs
LAFM: Any notable statistics or honors?
I had 70+ tackles and 5 INTs. I made All-District as well.
LAFM: You signed with LA Tech. What other schools were next in line if you had to say 1-3?
I would say Southern Miss and Northwestern were the two next in line.
LAFM: When did you first come into contact with Bulldogs?
They contacted me in the beginning of the last season. They said they would offer me as long as I got a high enough ACT score. At the time, I thought I was committed to Utah. Utah had pulled the offer though, so I went ahead to LA Tech.
LAFM: Why did you choose LA Tech?
I really liked the family environment. I new people who went there and got to see them. It felt like the right fit for me.
LAFM: What did you enjoy the most about your recruitment process?
Probably talking to the coaches. The coaches would call me every day to check in on me. They would ask me how I was doing, how were my grades, and just gave me a lot of attention. I enjoyed talking to them on a regular basis.
LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors in choosing LA Tech?
My mom, my grandpa, and my auntie all helped me a lot. They helped in deciding what would be the best school for me.
LAFM: What do you bring as a player to the LA Tech football program?
I bring heart and passion to the game. I enjoy shutting people down, playing physical and being aggressive. I am the kind of safety that will come up and make a hit.
LAFM: What is one thing you think that you need to improve upon going to the next level?
LAFM: What are you most excited about going into next year?
Competing on the field of play. I am excited about trying to earn my spot on the team.
LAFM: What advice can you give the 2015 class on their recruitment process?
I would say do not choose too early and do not choose too late. Say for instance a big school offers you. You want to wait for other big schools to offer you, but if you wait too long the original big school may take their offer away. A better school may not come and you may have to settle for another school.
LAFM: How did Archbishop Shaw prepare you for playing football at the next level?
They prepared me in the weight room, on the field, reading film, working with my footwork, and honing my physical abilities. They also prepared me off the field in the classroom.