Cooper planning to visit the Florida Gators soon

Sunday was the first day that coaches could contact juniors and the Florida Gators coaching staff reached out to dozens of prospects on that day.

One of those guys was 2021 defensive back Omarion Cooper (5-11, 172, Lehigh Acres, FL. High) who heard from one Florida’s recruiting personnel guys.

“Coach [Keiwan] Ratliff was one of the first ones,” Cooper said on Florida reaching out to him on the first day of contact for juniors. “He said they were going to recruit me and want to see me real soon.”

Cooper whose recruitment is just starting to take off says several members of the Gators recruiting staff reached out to him.

“We just started talking like a couple of days ago,” he said on the communication with Florida. “It was mainly assistant personal and recruiting directors, the coaches haven’t reached out to me yet but I’m waiting patiently.”

When the Gators talked to Cooper on Monday they had a message about how they wanted his recruitment to proceed.

“They were just saying how they want to get me up there and how I’m a big dog,” Cooper said on the message from Florida. “They’re trying to build a better relationship with me and I’m trying to build a better a relationship with them.”

The 2021 defensive back admits that he wants to have a better relationship with the Gators but Cooper says he has interest in Florida early on.

“I like Florida but I don’t have a relationship with the coaches yet so I can’t say yet,” he said on his interest in Florida. “Florida is DBU though.”

Now that Cooper has heard from the Gators, the defensive back now plans to visit Gainesville soon.

“Hopefully soon,” Cooper said on when he plans to visit Gainesville. “I’ll say probably when they play Auburn. I’m looking to see some tempo with everything, a great environment and having a good time with the coaches.”


INSIDERS TAKE: FSU, Louisville, Maryland, West Virginia and Wake Forest are all schools that Cooper says is recruiting him hard early on in the process.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.