- United States
- Detroit, MI
- High School
- Cass Tech
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 2000, 2001
Major: Architecture (2001)
Weight: 230 (2001), 235 (2000)
2001 Media Guide: Marco Cooper is an up-and-coming young linebacker with all the physical tools needed to be an outstanding player … currently listed third on the depth chart on the weak side behind Joe Cooper (no relation) and Cie Grant … will be counted on to help with the special teams while he waits for his opportunity to play on a more regular basis … made progress in the spring and needs to continue to develop in the fall … one of the most highly sought after linebackers in the country coming out of high school.
2000 Season: Appeared briefly in six games … wound up the year with three tackles, all in the season opener against Fresno State … also credited with a pass broken up.
High School: Parade All-American … a first-team USA Today High School All-America … regarded as one of the top linebacker prospects in the country … finished his senior year with 118 tackles, 81 solo tackles and 22 tackles-for-loss … recovered four fumbles and forced three more … as a junior, tallied 114 tackles … four-year starter … listed as the fourth-best high school prospect in the country by Rivals100.com … rated by PrepStar as the No. 8 linebacker in the country.
Personal: Is the son of Rita Cooper and Otis Corning … born July 4, 1982.
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