July 27, 2006

Cooper revises top three

Brewton, Ala., West Neal offensive lineman Jared Cooper has been a fixture on the Duke recruiting board almost from the beginning.

After picking up an early offer from the Blue Devils, other schools quickly joined the race. Recently, the three star tackle announced a top three of Auburn, Southern Miss, and Clemson. The top three is a little different now, and his status with Duke also appears to be changing.

"Auburn and Southern Miss are still up there," Cooper said Wednesday. "I got a letter from Coach Koenning (from Clemson) and they got another offensive line commitment, which filled them up so it looks like things aren't going to work out over there."

Cooper has an offer from Southern Miss, but is still waiting on one from the Tigers. Cooper says Auburn is telling him to just hang back and see how things play out.

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