Missouri lands commitment from Ohio State transfer, former top 100 prospect Mookie Cooper
Some big news just landed for Eli Drinkwitz’s Missouri program, which was even teased by the coach on Tuesday morning, as the Tigers have landed a commitment from a coveted transfer prospect.
Former Ohio State receiver Mookie Cooper just announced his decision to transfer to Mizzou. The St. Louis native was a top 100 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting cycle and the No. 16 receiver prospect in the nation according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
The 5-foot-8, 193-pound Cooper played in the 2020 Under Armour All-American Game and signed with Ohio State over scholarship offers from Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas and USC, among others.
Cooper will have four seasons of eligibility remaining at Missouri, as he did not play for Ohio State this season and decided to enter the transfer portal in late December.
There is optimism that the NCAA will allow all undergraduate players the ability to transfer once without forcing them to sit out a season this offseason. If that happens, Cooper will be eligible immediately next season.
Even if that doesn’t happen, Cooper could apply for a waiver to play in 2021, as he’s much closer to home following this move.
While Missouri’s leading receiver, Keke Chism (458 receiving yards in 2020), has made the decision to return next season, Damon Hazelton Jr., the team’s second-leading receiver, will not be returning.
Should Cooper be eligible to play, look for him to get plenty of opportunities to showcase his skills on the field for the Tigers in 2021.
Here is Cooper’s highlight reel from his time with Trinity Catholic High School in St. Louis.