Just like Chad Kelly, Deshaun Watson, Kelly Bryant and Tucker Israel, Zerrick Cooper’s primary recruiter to Clemson was Chad Morris.
So the news that Morris was leaving for SMU was particularly disheartening for Cooper, the most recent prospect to commit to Clemson.
“It’s disappointing that he’s going to SMU, but I’m still committed to Clemson. I’m not changing my mind,” Cooper said earlier this week, during an interview with TheClemsonInsider.
The junior quarterback from Jonesboro (GA) does think the move to promote Jeff Scott and Tony Elliott to the position as co-coordinators was a step in the right direction.
“That should be good. Coach Scott, he knows the system, and I wouldn’t have to come in and learn something new,” Cooper said.
Clemson had Cooper back on campus last month for the Georgia State game.
“It was great to be back on campus. It was good they won. I had a great time,” he said.
Cooper, who continues to recover from ACL surgery, recently took a significant stride in the rehabilitation process.
“Right now, I just started running, so I’m at, like, 50 percent,”
The next rehab step for Cooper is to get back onto the field for cutting and light agility work.