Washington State Cougars quarterback commit Cammon Cooper has been tearing it up at The Opening, as his 7-on-7 team — Mach Speed — has reached the championship of the camp competition.
You can watch the championship one of two ways: via live streaming at The Opening’s Facebook page at 3:45 p.m. PT or on NFL Network at 4 p.m. PT.
Cooper’s team had handled most all of its competition with ease, but the semifinal was a close contest, as Mach Speed defeated Vapor Speed 21-15. (No word on how team Ludicrous Speed has performed in the tournament.)
Cooper didn’t play in the semifinal, as his uncommitted five-star teammate, Justin Fields, went the distance. Fields was hot early, leading Mach Speed to three first half TDs, but he couldn’t get the team into the end zone in the second half as his team was forced to hold on, saved by an overthrow by Vapor Speed’s Devin Leary on the game’s final play.
However, Mach Speed’s coach had some nice things to say about Cooper at halftime, saying, “He’s smooth, he’s a completion machine. ... I’m really blessed to have two great quarterbacks.”
Mach Speed entered today at the top of the 7-on-7 standings, something that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise; Fields is a special talent who will probably be the Elite 11 MVP when this is all over, and Cooper’s strong performance in the 7-on-7 competition at the Elite 11 is a big part of what led to him being selected for the finals at The Opening.
Here’s a sampling of Cooper’s work from previous days of camp:
#WSU commit Cammon Cooper connects with four-star TE Luke Ford https://t.co/TBfS56bp1h pic.twitter.com/gXOMpHcSLM— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) July 3, 2017
#WSU QB commit Cammon Cooper to WR Josh Vann for the conversion https://t.co/ZirscGC2YA pic.twitter.com/TKVAGpQ148— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) July 3, 2017
#WSU QB commit Cammon Cooper to #PennState WR commit Justin Shorter for the score https://t.co/7BofqUL236 @seanfitz247 pic.twitter.com/htHRHk6s6o— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) July 3, 2017
Completion from #WashingtonState commit Cammon Cooper to #OhioState and #Kentucky target @bluesmith_ pic.twitter.com/EXxTwxHVJY— Bill Kurelic (@Bill_Kurelic) July 2, 2017