Keanon Cooper the 5-foot-11.5, 195-pound four-star strong safety from Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, has over 20 scholarship offers, and remains very open-minded.
"I don't have an official top five, but I'm really looking at Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Alabama and Oklahoma," Cooper said.
All of the schools Cooper mentioned have offered except Alabama. He attended the Tide camp in July. "At the camp they said they really liked me and said that coach Nick Saban was impressed by me too, but they haven't sent an offer.
"I loved the city and the whole environment there. Alabama is a great place."
The school that is recruiting Cooper the hardest is Minnesota. "I'm interested to see how well they do with their new coaches," he said. "I have a great relationship with them and they were the first school to verbally offer me. They were also the first ones to come see me in person."
While the Gophers are high on Cooper, he admits that it was a different Midwest school that he grew up following. "I've always liked Michigan," he said. "They are one school that always does well and I expect big things from them this season. They a top five team and should be competing for the Big 10 championship and the national championship."
Another Midwest school that Cooper is interested in is Wisconsin. "They have a big season this year," Cooper said. "They did really well last year, but this year they have to play Michigan and Ohio State, so we'll see if they can live up to last year.
"That's what's gonna make this season interesting. I really want to see how the schools perform during the season."
Cooper, ranked No. 43 in the Southwest by Scout.com, hasn't scheduled any official visits yet, but says he wants to take all five. "I have to check my schedule and see when I'll be able to take my visits. It's hard to name a favorite right now because there's something about each of these schools that I like.
"Georgia Tech has really good academics and are a prestigious school.
"I like Oklahoma because they have a great tradition in producing great defensive backs and sending them to the league," he emphasized. Also, Oklahoma is always playing in big BCS games and are on TV a lot."
Cooper also has offers from Iowa State, California, Nebraska, LSU, Kentucky, Kansas, Colorado, Purdue, Texas Tech, TCU, Arizona, West Virginia and others.
His first game is on September 7 against cross-town rival Samuel High School in Dallas, Texas.
He reports a 3.4 core GPA and a 1400 SAT (3 sections).