Sam Webb gives the full treatment to Darian Cooper, 4* DT from storied DeMatha HS in Hyattsville, MD (in the DMV). As previously reported by Tim and TomVH and recounted in this article, Cooper has Michigan in his top seven along with Penn State, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Michigan State and Maryland. He made a visit this spring to Michigan for the BBQ at the Big House and struck up a friendship with Michgian commit Delonte Hollowell.
Cooper has current teammates who have committed to MSU and Maryland and commit and former teammates are playing at Iowa and Maryland. Weather may be a factor, but if he doesn't like the cold in A2, he won't like it in EL, Iowa City or Happy Valley either.
In the final analysis official visits could tell the ultimate tale. Cooper plans to take all five before arriving at a decision, and both Michigan and Michigan State appear safe bets to receive them.
"For Michigan, I'm just trying to get out there and hang out with Delonte Hollowell and see how a Michigan winter really is and see if I could possibly survive it up there," he said. "As far as Michigan State, that is another school that I want to get out there and visit. I know the coaching staff is great up there. I also know they are a team that is going to compete. I definitely want to get up there and check everything out."