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Michigan staff still recruiting 2021 four-star CB committed to ACC program

Could U-M flip this recruit?

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Despite being committed to Florida State, the Michigan coaching staff remains in contact with 2021 four-star cornerback Omarion Cooper, he told Maize n Brew on Saturday.

The 6-foot, 170-pounder from Lehigh Acres, Florida has been committed to FSU since June, but Michael Zordich and company have not ended their communications with him. And for good reason, since the Wolverines only have one cornerback committed in their class in three-star Ja’Den McBurrows.

Needless to say, the Wolverines need help at cornerback in this cycle, and Cooper would be a good addition to the team. The only other real option at the moment is four-star Ceyair Wright, so I would expect Michigan to either reel in one of those guys or expand its board. Michigan did recently extend an offer to three-star Kamari Lassiter, so I would expect more scholarships to be offered in the coming weeks.

But at the very least, Cooper is being receptive to the Wolverines’ pitches, so we will just have to wait and see if it’s enough to flip his commitment. I would temper any expectations of that happening, but weirder things have happened in recruiting, so stay locked in with Maize n Brew for any updates.

Cooper is the No. 17 cornerback and No. 269 overall player on 247Sports’ composite.