Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Know A Signee: Robert Cooper

  • Will wear number 16 (walk-on quarterback Brent Poole will also wear 16).
  • Two star dual-threat quarterback on Rivals and Scout. Also regarded as an athlete and will likely end up changing positions. A high school coach says he is going in with the mindset that he will play quarterback but says he could see him at tight end or safety.
  • Mobile, Alabama (Daphne High School)
  • Born: July 20, 1990
  • Committed on the day before National Signing Day.
  • 6'4", 225 lbs. 4.52 sec 40 yard dash (I have also heard closer to 4.4 now). 3.5 GPA and 27 on the ACT.
  • 2008 stats: 125 for 195 passing for 1,700 yards, 17 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Rushed for 605 yards and 8 touchdowns on 104 carries. Helped lead his team to a 6A playoff berth. 2007: minimal impact on offense. Threw three touchdowns on offense while picking off three passes on defense.
  • Star of Alabama Week 6 game against Foley. Cooper had 384 total yards, was 15/24 passing for 268 yards. Ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Had offers from South Alabama and UAB. Planned on accepting a grayshirt offer to Auburn but ended up receiving a scholarship offer on May 21 after it became apparent that Reggie Taylor would not qualify.
  • Took official visits to Auburn and UAB.
  • Says he would have gone to UAB if it were not for Auburn.
  • He is qualified and on campus.


  1. I can't see how this kid does not turn out to be a solid contributer. It is striking how similar he is on paper to Will Herring. I predict that after a redshirt year, he will compete for a job at linebacker. I really hope we don't stick him at TE....

  2. If he is really that fast(4.4) with that size he could be a dominant strong saftey or wide reciever.

  3. I can see him playing the slot position. That could be a big threat with arm in the flat... can you say trick plays?!

  4. I would agree with the Will Herring comparison. Will was never the best athlete out there, but he had the size, strength, and smarts to outplay players that would be considered better raw athletes. I can also see this kid as a damn good strong safety or possibly a strong-side or middle linebacker.

  5. I have high expectations for him at QB. He supposedly worked with a QB coach to refine his passing mechanics this summer. Could you imagine a QB with that size and speed?

  6. Tebow could barely throw when he got to college. I really feel like this Cooper went under the radar. As much as I strongly dislike Tebow Cooper could really make some big strides after one year redshirt and be a Tebow type quarterback. If he doesn't play lineback/safety count on him being an awesome QB. Brandon and I said it first. Or imagine him in the backfield w/ the likes of dyer and/or seastrunk. Who do you account for in that running scheme?

    Gotta just hope he is smart and doesnt throw into Triple coverage through the middle. Ahem Tebow.

  7. Come on people........QB,WR,slot,TE?

    This guy will be at the Safety spot without doubt before he leaved Auburn. That's his best chance to play.

  8. Does anyone have a freaking clue on the status of Coleman?

    I read something should come out yesterday. Nothing.

  9. He was supposed to hear this weekend and let people know yesterday...everyone is waiting on him as far as I know...

  10. Beaver,

    On Coleman.

    Do you think no news is bad news in this case?

  11. I can only speak for as much as he has said...and he has said before that he would definitely be cleared and recently, when asked about his status, said he is expecting to be moving into Auburn this week...he seems very, very optimistic...