Shammond Cooper, an elite inside linebacker out of Saint Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic with 30 offers to date, has trimmed his list of options to just 10 schools.
The Texas Longhorns are among those 10 schools, along with Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Ohio State, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas A&M, Cooper announced on his birthday.
Although Cooper noted that he will consider other schools going forward, his list cut left the likes of Notre Dame, Florida State, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Nebraska and Oklahoma State on the outside looking in, at least for the moment.
As far as the programs still in the mix are concerned, Cooper recently told Scout.com that Texas is among those showing him the most love, alongside Oklahoma, Ohio State, Clemson and Florida.
The Sooners are currently considered the frontrunner for the four-star talent, with Oklahoma owning all four of his Crystal Ball projections to date.
A 6’2, 190-pound prospect, Cooper is ranked as the nation’s No. 246 player, No. 7 inside linebacker and the No. 6 player in Missouri, per the 247Sports Composite.