The Texas A&M Aggies are putting the finishing touches on their 2020 recruiting class, with only a handful of spots remaining following the early singing period in December. They filled one of those few spots on Saturday with the commitment of four-star linebacker Edgerrin Cooper out of Covington, LA. Cooper reported signed his letter of intent, in Decmeber, but announced his commitment publicly at the Army All American Game in San Antonio, choosing the Aggies over LSU and Utah.
Edgerrin Cooper from Convington, LA just committed to @AggieFootball— Chris Grisby (@ChrisGrisbyNews) January 4, 2020
He’s one of the nations top 20 linebackers graduating in 2020. pic.twitter.com/YaFRGmyrjC
Cooper originally committed to Oklahoma in June, but re-opened his recruitment in November. He is rated as the 244th-best recruit in the country, the 18th-best inside linebacker and the 9th-best player in Louisiana. He is now the second linebacker in A&M’s class, joining fellow four-star Antonio Doyle. Kenneth Phillips is also an A&M 2020 commit, but will likely grayshirt due to injury.
The 2020 class is currently ranked #6 in the country, with two spots remaining. A&M is likely trying to get 2019 recruit and Texas transfer Javonne Shepherd to fill one of those spots, so their list of remaining 2020 targets is likely exceptionally small. It will be interesting to see what final pieces Jimbo adds to the recruiting puzzle.