On Tuesday, Arizona State gained their 13th commitment of the 2019 recruiting class. Defensive end Anthonie Cooper announced his choice on Twitter:
COMMITTED ⬆️ Thank you @ASUFootball @CoachNua and @donnieyantis for enabling me to further my education and play football at the collegiate level pic.twitter.com/bDsNxI1KcT— Coop (@coop_76_) September 11, 2018
Cooper hails from Goodyear’s Millennium High School. He is ranked by 247Sports as a three-star recruit, while Rivals has him as a two-star. Cooper has also received offers from Northern Arizona and South Dakota State, with some interest from Arizona and Boise State.
The 6-foot-2, 270 pound, Cooper is ranked as the 29th best player in Arizona and 96th for strong side defensive ends according to 247Sports.
A big reason for Cooper’s commitment goes to the work put in by defensive line coach Shaun Nua and tight ends coach Donnie Yantis.
Cooper visited Tempe on September 3rd, and received the offer then.
After a great visit, I have received my 1st FBS offer from Arizona State University. Words cant describe how grateful and excited I am. Thank you @donnieyantis and @CoachNua for the hospitality and the opportunity. #ForksUp pic.twitter.com/RKq47da0sc— Coop (@coop_76_) September 3, 2018
Cooper joins other defensive end commit David “DJ” Heckard to be the second of the class at that position. He rounds out the current verbal commit class of wide receivers Andre Johnson, Ricky Pearsall, Jordan Kerley, quarterbacks Ethan Long, Joey Yellen, offensive linemen LaDarius Henderson, Roman DeWys, Ben Scott, tight end Nolan Matthews, linebacker Connor Soelle and athlete Ty DeArman.
Cooper’s highlights can be found here: