IU football picks up a tight end transfer from Arizona

Michael Cooper is transferring from Arizona to Indiana, where he will walk-on to the Hoosier football program and have two seasons of eligibility remaining next fall after sitting out this year, Matt Weaver of Rivals.com has reported. Cooper’s Facebook page also confirms the move, citing familiarity with IU offensive coordinator Seth Littrell (formerly at Arizona) and IU’s Kelley School of Business as factors.

Cooper was listed at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds and running a 4.74 40 as a Rivals three-star recruit coming out of The Woodlands H.S. in Texas in 2011. He was recruited at UA by Littrell but when Rich Rodriguez became coach at Arizona, he brought an offensive scheme (showcased previously at Michigan and West Virginia) that doesn’t regularly utilize tight ends. The current Arizona depth chart lists four wideout positions and no tight ends on offense.



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  1. Nice! I love when IU gets a quality player that transfers from another BCS-Conference school. Given Arizona’s recent history producing quality tight ends, and Littrell’s recruiting standards, I’m optimistic Cooper will be a significant upgrade to the freshman that just quit the team. Good size, decent speed, and maturity. Good get for IU.

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