As first reported by 247Sports’ Chris Hummer, Ohio State freshman wide receiver Mookie Cooper has entered the transfer portal. The news has since been confirmed by Buckeye Sports Bulletin.
The 5-10, 190-pound Cooper came to Columbus as a four-star prospect from St. Louis Pattonville Senior but had not seen a single snap on offense or special teams for the Buckeyes in six games. He was joined in the 2020 recruiting class by three other highly touted receivers in five-stars Julian Fleming and Jaxon Smith-Njigba and four-star Gee Scott, who have all seen action this season.
Smith-Njgiba, in particular, plays the same slot position as Cooper, as does 2021 five-star wide receiver signee Emeka Egbuka. Ohio State also signed four-stars Jayden Ballard and Marvin Harrison this cycle, leading to a rather deep wide receivers room.
Cooper had nearly three dozen offers coming out of high school, including from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, Texas A&M and Wisconsin, among others.
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