Cooper still drawing attention from UNC

January 3, 2013 

USC commitment DB Pharoh Cooper of Havelock, NC played free safety in the Offense-Defense Game in Houston Monday.

"I made about 4-5 tackles and had a big hit in the middle," he said. Cooper said he also returned a punt, which he lost on a fumble. Cooper was outstanding the Shrine Bowl and was North Carolina's Offensive MVP.

He has been committed to USC May but North Carolina continues to work him and will meet with him Friday at his school. "They are trying to get me to flip," Cooper said. "I'm just taking it in. I'm solid to the Gamecocks." Cooper said the only official visit he plans to make is to USC January 19th.

Steve Spurrier has been to his school but has not made his in home visit. He hears regularly from USC recruiter Brad Lawing.

The Gamecocks have Cooper in line for a job in the secondary, but he's also eying the return game. "If Ace (Sanders) leaves, I will have a quick shot in the punt return game," Cooper said.

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