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Covington High School senior LB and Oklahoma commit Edgerrin Cooper (Property of LAFM)

Recruit Video Interview: Oklahoma Commit LB Edgerrin Cooper, Covington High School

Recruit Video Interview: Oklahoma Commit LB Edgerrin Cooper, Covington High School

by Jace LeJeune

Covington High School senior LB and Oklahoma commit Edgerrin Cooper (Property of LAFM)

As the month of June approaches, so does football season. As it is every other day here at Louisiana Football Magazine, it has been pretty busy especially over the last two months when we have conducted our Louisiana Football Magazine photo shoots over that time period. We have finished our 23rd annual magazine cover shoot, but this year will mark the third straight year in which we have conducted both a North and South photo shoot. This year, we shot the North photo shoot at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and we shot the South photo shoot at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. Both events were really successful, and we would like to thank everybody who has helped us make both events so special for the players that were involved. Besides taking the photos, Louisiana Football Magazine’s owner Lee Brecheen and editor Jace LeJeune got the chance to talk to some of the top Class of 2020 players in the state of the Louisiana. Both Brecheen and LeJeune talked to the recruits about their top schools, goals for the upcoming season, hobbies, and so much more. For the next couple of weeks, we will post these video interviews that were taken at both photoshoot events!

In today’s recruit interview, we go to Catholic High School where Brecheen got the chance to talk to Oklahoma Sooner Commit LB Edgerrin Cooper from Covington High School!

Edgerrin Cooper: Everyone knows how explosive the Oklahoma Sooners are offensively. However, it is the Sooner defense that got a big time gift in Covington High School senior LB Edgerrin Cooper. The 6-2, 215 pound linebacker is one of the best defensive players in the state in a year which is full of big time DI players throughout the state of Louisiana. With offers from Troy, Southern, Southeastern, Nicholls State, Tulane, ULL, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, ULM, South Alabama, Louisville, Memphis, Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee, Colorado State, Nevada, Southern Miss, Oklahoma State, Michigan, and UCF, it was the Oklahoma offer that was too good to pass up for the three star linebacker. After announcing his commitment to Head Coach Lincoln Riley and the rest of the Oklahoma Sooners, Cooper is now focused on leading the Covington Lions to a deep playoff run in 2019. Last season, the District 6-5A MVP had a huge season on both ends of the football. Offensively, as a running back, Cooper ran for 385 yards and six touchdowns on 64 carries. Defensively, Cooper showed off his incredible athletic ability and instincts as a linebacker becoming a tackling machine with 106 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, two sacks, four quarterback hurries, and an interception. This season, there will be even more expected from Cooper, who may even play a little quarterback, but in order for the Lions to accomplish their goals, they would need all the production that they can get from its best player. 

Before Edgerrin Cooper made his announcement to commit to Oklahoma, Louisiana Football Magazine’s Lee Brecheen went one on one with the Covington star running back/linebacker at our South Magazine cover photoshoot to talk about the upcoming season, his goals for the season, his favorite player and team growing up, and much more! Click the link below to check out the interview, which was filmed by Will Stout!

After watching all these interviews, if you are wondering about when both our North and South magazines will be released, it will be some time in August before the magazines will be distributed. However, do not worry as if you pre-order your copies below, you will receive your copies once the magazines are ready to be released!

North Magazine Pre-Order Link: http://lafootballmagazine.com/product/la-football-magazine-2019-annual-preview-north-edition/

South Magazine Pre-Order Link: http://lafootballmagazine.com/product/la-football-magazine-2019-annual-preview-south-edition/

 

About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is majoring in Journalism. This is Jace's third year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.