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WSU football recruiting: Prized QB recruit Cammon Cooper signs his letter of intent

The Elite 11 quarterback is arguably the top recruit of the Mike Leach era.

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Cammon Cooper, the most decorated verbal commit during the Mike Leach era at Washington State, has officially signed his national letter of intent and will enroll early.

Cooper, a pro-style quarterback prospect out of Lehi, Utah, committed to WSU in May over several high profile suitors, including Arizona State, Georgia, Tennessee and Ole Miss, to name a few. He then made his way through the Elite 11 circuit, led his team to a state title and was then named the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Utah.

It’s been a good year to be Cammon Cooper, which in turn is a great thing for WSU.

We’ve rambled, drooled and sat in awe watching Cooper’s excellence in this space dozens of times already. Do a quick search and you’ll see that game where he threw for 10 touchdowns and over 500 yards or that time he ran around like Russell Wilson and flicked a 60-yard dime down the sideline with relative ease.

He’s a very special player. He’s going to be really good. He might start next year. You should be very excited about this signature. Brian will be in here shortly to drop his scouting report.

Scouting Report

Cammon Cooper is everything you want in a quarterback recruit, Air Raid or otherwise. The measurables are there with prototypical size and athleticism. He shows great pocket awareness with tremendous escapability. Above average arm strength coupled with tremendous accuracy in the pocket and on the move. His footwork and balance in the pocket are solid, and he works through progressions quickly. He’s a winner, guiding his high school team to a state championship. Cooper’s greatest strength, and the one that will likely contribute the most to how well he performs at WSU in the Air Raid, is his quick release. The time between when he starts his throwing mention and when the ball leaves his hand is miniscule. One criticism if we’re picking nits? His throwing motion is a little bit short-armed, and his arm angle tends to be a little low and flat, all very reminiscent of Philip Rivers. But if we end up with a left-handed Philip Rivers, I think we’d all be pretty happy with those results. Get hyped, Cougar fans; this guy is the real deal.

Rankings

Rivals — ★★★★

247 Sports — ★★★★

ESPN — ★★★

Measurables (Rivals)

Position — QB

Hometown — Lehi, Utah

Height — 6-foot-4

Weight — 200-pounds