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Mookie Cooper transfers from Ohio State to Mizzou

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The former top 100 prospect from St. Louis is coming back to his home state.

mizzou football recruiting 2020

Following his first season as head coach, Mizzou’s Eli Drinkwitz hinted that Missouri would be active in the transfer market as a method to bolster the depth of their roster.

The 2021 recruiting class is already a solid one, but there were likely to be several big names on the move after a rocky COVID-impacted season. And one of the biggest names, was Mookie Cooper. Cooper was a consensus 4-star Wide Receiver prospect from the St. Louis area who ultimately picked the Ohio State Buckeyes out of high school. But after one season in Columbus, were he sat behind OSU’s older NFL-bound Wide Receivers, he decided he would enter the transfer portal.

Queue Drinkwitz, and Wide Receivers coach Bush Hamdan... who swept in and continued to do what they’ve done since arriving in Columbia: Elevate Recruiting.

Get to know: Mookie Cooper

Hometown: St. Louis

High School: Pattonville HS

Position: Wide Receiver

Ht/Wt: 5’10 / 190 lbs

Rivals Ranking: 4-star, 6.0, 58th Nationally

247Composite Ranking: 4-star, 0.9574, 93rd Nationally

Total announced offers: 33

Offers to note: Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Texas... I mean really you name it.

Cooper didn’t play his senior year after transferring from powerhouse Trinity Catholic to Pattonville. So above you’ll see the highlights from his Junior season. Bringing in a player who hasn’t played in live games in two years shouldn’t be of a concern however, as Ohio State was reportedly very high on Cooper and did not want him to transfer.

What they’re saying:

Mizzou 2022 Commitment List

Pos Recruit Name Hometown Commitment Date Rivals Rate Rivals Rank 247 Rate 247 Rank Ht Wt
Pos Recruit Name Hometown Commitment Date Rivals Rate Rivals Rank 247 Rate 247 Rank Ht Wt
TE Max Whisner Lee's Summit, MO 9/21/2020 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8647 6'6 240
S Isaac Thompson St. Louis, MO 12/4/2020 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9227 6'2 190
ATH Ja’Marion Wayne Ballwin, MO 12/18/2020 3-star 5.7 4-star 0.9031 6'3 180
WR Mekhi Miller Overland Park, KS 1/20/2020 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8721 6'1 170
QB Sam Horn Suwanee, GA 2/28/2021 4-star 5.9 4-star 0.9446 6'3 180
OL Armand Membou Lee's Summit, MO 3/27/2021 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8734 6'4 275
OL Tristan Wilson Lebanon, MO 4/14/2021 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8647 6'5 295
DT Marquis Gracial St. Charles, MO 5/14/2021 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9244 6'4 280
CB Marcus Scott III Conroe, TX 6/13/2021 4-star 5.8 3-star 0.8891 6'2 170
RB Tavorus Jones El Paso, TX 7/2/2021 4-star 5.9 4-star 0.9373 5'11 205
OL DeShawn Woods Omaha, NE 7/3/2021 4-star 5.8 4-star 0.9460 6'5 295
DT Jalen Mashall Overland Park, KS 7/13/2021 3-star 5.6 3-star 0.8693 6'6 275
LB Xavier Simmons Greensboro, NC 8/14/2021 3-star 5.6 4-star 0.8810 6'3 235
OL Valen Erickson Chicago, IL 9/6/2021 3-star 5.7 3-star 0.8579 6'6 315
WR Luther Burden East St. Louis, IL 10/19/2021 5-star 6.1 5-star 0.9966 6'0 200
DL Jae'vien Gill Philadelphia, MS 11/15/2021 3-star 5.4 3-star 0.8229 6'5 250
5.73 0.8981

Welcome Mookie! And M-I-Z!