Iowa’s wide receiver situation got a little less dire on the surface Wednesday, when it was announced the Hawkeyes scooped a two-star receiver who had previously committed to Central Michigan.
Max Cooper, a 6-0, 175-lb receiver out of Waukesha, WI., caught 50 passes for 1,024 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, en route to helping Catholic Memorial High School win a state title.
Cooper now joins Brandon Smith as the only other wide-receiver commit in Iowa’s class of 2017. Cooper averaged over 20 yards a catch during his junior and senior seasons, and his hands pass the eye test at first glance. He posted 40 receptions for 865 yards and 14 scores as a junior.
Some might say this spells trouble for Iowa in the Oliver Martin Sweepstakes, and those people are probably right. The commitment apparently happened earlier today, as Tweeted by Cooper’s coach. That tells us Iowa has been hitting the pavement hard on the crootin’ trail. Cooper told Hawkeye Report he received an offer from Iowa on Monday.
Oh there’s a photo of Vince Lombardi in the office of a football coach in Wisconsin? Color me surprised.
It’s also worth noting that Cooper de-committed from CMU and committed to Iowa in the same Tweet. Rivals tells us he had interest from nowhere else, and I mean you take that Iowa offer 10 times outta 10.
Welcome aboard, Mr. Cooper. We wish you the best of luck as a Hawkeye.