Ernest Cooper IV
Status:
Uncommitted
HIGH SCHOOL

Ernest Cooper IV

Defensive End
6′4″ / 235 lbs
Arlington, TX
Martin
Class of 2022
Rating: 92
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National Avg
Rating: 92.1
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School Preferences

School
Interest
Offer
Official Visit
Texas A&M
Medium
Notre Dame
Medium
Ohio State
Medium
Oregon
Medium
Stanford
Medium
Alabama
Low
Arizona State
Low
Auburn
Low
Baylor
Low
Colorado
Low
Florida State
Low
Georgia Tech
Low
LSU
Low
Nebraska
Low
Oklahoma
Low
Oklahoma State
Low
Ole Miss
Low
SMU
Low
TCU
Low
Texas
Low
Texas Tech
Low
Tulsa
Low
USC
Low
+ 18 More

Videos

(12 Total)
Three Arlington Martin 2022s take in College Station on Wednesday
Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White
2022 Arlington Martin DE Ernest 'RJ' Cooper happy to experience A&M in person
In-Home Visit: 2022 Defensive Fantasy Draft
Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White
Highlights: Arlington Martin shuts out Lewisville in area round matchup
Recruiting Country: The latest recruiting news surrounding the Maroon & White
Rivals Arlington Martin and Arlington Lamar duke it out in overtime thriller
2022 DE Ernest 'RJ' Cooper's recruitment takes off following dead period's end
2022 Arlington Martin DE Ernest 'RJ' Cooper excited about A&M offer
Ernest Cooper Class of 2022
Junior Year

Updates

Jason Howell
2 days ago by Jason Howell
Some Sunday recruiting notes
A little more on Duncanville's Omari Abor. I talked to a few sources and it sounds like OU may be sliding back a little, and LSU and Alabama are coming on the strongest right now. In my conversation with him it was pretty clear Alabama made an impression on his visit. We will see where the Aggies fit into the mix after the BBQ weekend, but I did get the sense he was genuinely undecided. A few things he does know is he plans to enroll at his college of choice in January, he plans to announce at the Under Armour game, and he will take an official visit to USC in the fall. Yesterday he did not work out but he definitely passed the eyeball test. I know he talked about coming off an injury and gaining a little weight during his OVs, but he looks like he is a solid 255 and he felt like he was ready for a big season on the field. While Abor is planning to take his time with the decision-making process, Argyle defensive lineman Jadon Scarlett is making plans with Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Mizzou forming his finalists. Scarlett has not set a date, but he has said a decision is coming soon. The Aggies have had a strong position in this one throughout and barring an upset I think the Aggies are his choice. We'll continue to monitor for a timeline, but coach Price, coach Robinson, and the Texas A&M staff seem to have positioned themselves well in this one. Staying on the defensive line I got to see 2023 D-end commit Anthony James yesterday too. He is moving really well and seems to have a different confidence to him these days. He currently checks in at 6-5, 240 and he has hit the recruiting trail hard. I know he has been in regular communication with key targets Anthony Hill, David Hicks, and Rueben Owens in particular. James is also excited to get back down to Aggieland to re-unite with QB commit Eli Holstein at the BBQ next weekend.Texas A&M commit and 2023 Wylie East standout Anthony James (@AntJamesII) having a little fun in the sand #GigEm pic.twitter.com/jmtfVx4aAt— Jason Howell (@Jason_Howell) July 25, 2021 Here's a few BBQ notes for you guys. It looks like there is going to be a strong contingent of d-linemen. In addition to 2023 commit Anthony James and 2022 standout Omari Abor, 2022 DT Bear Alexander has plans to make his second summer visit to Texas A&M, as do 2023 DL Jordan Renaud and 2024 Caleb Mitchell. A couple of guys not expected to be in town for the BBQ are key 2022 target Ernest Cooper IV and 2023 five-star David Hicks. Do not read too much into their absence. Both have been in communication with the staff, and make no mistake the Aggies remain very much involved and in good standing with both prospects. And last but not least, I was at the Trench Warfare Last Dance camp yesterday and one prospect jumped out to me as a prospect I could eventually see emerging on Texas A&M's radar. Big 6-6.5, 335-pound Frisco Wakeland 2023 Connor Stroh. He was injured last year so he does not have a lot of tape, but he showed well at camp. He brings plenty of size to the table, but he also showed he was light on his feet and has good bend and flexibility and he plays with some nice grit. I want to see how he continues to develop but he has some very real tools. Nice rep here between 2023s Carson Dean (@carsontdean) and Connor Stroh (@stroh_connor) @twftraining @TrustMyEyesO @HebronFootball @WHSFBRecruiting pic.twitter.com/gazDj9RPuE— Jason Howell (@Jason_Howell) July 24, 2021
Three Things: Realignment's recruiting impact, a prediction & more
5 days ago by Jason Howell
Three Things: Realignment's recruiting impact, a prediction & more
As he does every Friday morning, Jason Howell shared another round of his weekly recruiting thoughts, this week focusing on how recruiting could change if Texas and Oklahoma get into the SEC, a prediction involving Texas A&M's 2021 class and more.
Rebuilding the Wrecking Crew: Aggie defense improvement directly tied to recruiting
11 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Rebuilding the Wrecking Crew: Aggie defense improvement directly tied to recruiting
It's been a steady improvement on the defensive side of the ball since Jimbo Fisher and Mike Elko arrived in Aggieland. While there's certainly a lot to be said for player development, there's no question the turnaround has been in large part due to wins on the recruiting trail.
2022 Martin DL Ernest 'RJ' Cooper impressed after A&M official visit
1 mo ago by Jason Howell
2022 Martin DL Ernest 'RJ' Cooper impressed after A&M official visit
Arlington Martin 2022 DE Ernest Cooper was in College Station over the weekend. The 6-5, 235-pound standout has taken a few visits over the years, but after this trip he has narrowed his list and the Aggies are in the running.
Jason Howell
1 mo ago by Jason Howell
My Three Things
*Right now, I feel the best about Texas A&M's chances WR Chris Marshall, Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend MarshallWR Kojo Antwi, Suwanee (GA) LambertOL Mark Nabou, Seattle (WA) O'DeaDL Jadon Scarlett, Flower Mound (TX) Coram DeoDT Bear Alexander, Fort Worth (TX) BrewerLB Ish Harris, Pilot Point (TX)CB Deyon Bouie, Bainbridge (GA)S Jarred Kerr, Lexington (TX)QB Eli Holstein, Zachary (LA) - 2023*A few questions answered-Yes, Texas A&M is on commit watch this weekend-Yes, I still like A&M's chances with Bryce Anderson even though he is not on the list above.-Tyler Legacy's Jamarion Miller is the current RB target I think the Aggies have the best chance to sign.-Over/Under commitments for the weekend, I'll go with 2. -OL Kelvin Banks is my most important OV this weekend. Not that the others aren't but Banks is at the top of my priority list this weekend.-DE Ernest Cooper IV is the prospect I think the Aggies have a chance to make the biggest move with this weekend. Coming off his OV to Stanford, the Aggies get their shot.-IMG Academy DE Jihaad Campbell is a visitor I don't think is being talked about enough. He seems to be flying under the radar, but the Aggies are squarely in the mix and have the last visit. His other visits? Just Clemson, Florida, Ohio State, and Georgia.*I love the Texas State 7on7 Championships-Wear lots of sunscreen, bring plenty of water, and be ready to take in some of the state's top talents-Texas A&M commitment Conner Weigman of Bridgeland is the top rated QB on hand this weekend-You will not want to miss QB talents Cade Klubnik (Austin Westlake, Clemson) and Garret Rangel (Frisco Lone Star, Oklahoma State)-Garland's Jordan Hudson is the most dynamic receiver in the field, and he can also be a lock-up defender at CB. Lake Travis WR and Ohio State commit Caleb Burton is also must see.-Austin Westlake is my favorite to win it all. Strong QB and an offense suited for 7on7-Frisco Lone Star is my darkhorse team. See Westlake but a little more under the radar-DeSoto has the best WR corp with Oregon commit Stephon Johnson, 2023s Johntay Cook and Dahlyn Jones, and top 2024 Kam Robinson. If QB clicks into place, and they do have talent there, they are more than capable of a big run. The defense is also pretty stout.-Hebron's Takoda Bridges and Lone Star's Ashton Jeanty are two under recruited prospects with skillsets suited for them to make big waves over the weekend.-Uncommitted Prospect of most interest to Texas A&M fans: Bryce Anderson, Beaumont West Brook-Do yourself a favor and go check out these top underclassmenxQB Jackson Arnold, Denton Guyer (2023)xDB Peyton Bowen, Denton Guyer (2023)xDB Ryan Yaites, Denton Guyer (2023)xQB Bo Edmundson, Lake Travis (2023)xWR Ashton Cozart, Flower Mound Marcus (2023)xRB Elijah Jackson, Archer City (2024)xRB Jaylen Boardley, Texarkana Pleasant Grove (2024)xQB Mabrey Mettauer, The Woodlands (2024)xQB Cole Welliver, Flower Mound Marcus (2024)xCB Mario Buford, DeSoto (2024)xWR Jalen Shelley, Frisco Lone Star (2024)xTE Lance Jackson, Texarkana Pleasant Grove (2025)*Bonus: I listed 2023 QB Eli Holstein in the first list, but he is not the only 2023 I feel like the Aggies are well positioned for at this early point in the process. Here's a few moreOL Harris Sewell, Odessa (TX) PermianDL David Hicks, Allen (TX)DL Will Norman, Camden, NJ/IMG AcademyDL Derrick LeBlanc, Kissimmee (FL) OsceolaDL Jordan Renaud, Lewisville (TX)LB Anthony Hill, Denton (TX) Ryan CB Javien Toviano, Arlington (TX) Martin
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