"I am all for it."

"I am all for it."

William Cooper, Scout.com two-star offensive guard from Hayti, (Mo.), signed his letter of intent with Kansas State, but will not enroll until January. Cooper talked of his future plans.


"I plan to enroll in January," said William Cooper. "I was offered as a grayshirt. The coaches told me this will help me and develop me more as a player. I am all for it. It will give me a chance to get a lot bigger and stronger."

"The coaches recruited me to play offensive tackle. I am 6-foot-5, 254-pounds. I am lifting weights every day and trying to get bigger. They have told me for me to be successful I need to get to about 285-pounds."

"I actually tried to commit a little earlier in the year, but they were a little shaky about it. I decided to wait. Missouri nor Kansas came through with an offer, but I started to like KState more. The KState offer finally came available, and I took it."

"Coach [Mo] Latimore was my recruiting coach. He is a great guy. He is down to earth. He tells you how it is. Coach [Ron] Prince is awesome. He is a great coach. I can't wait to start playing for him."

"I have been up to KState twice. I went when I was a junior, and I went this past January. The facilities are great. It wasn't a real big campus. Everything is right there for you. That's what I really like about it."

Cooper was named to the Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State first team in Class 1, first team All-Region selection along the offensive line and first team SEMO South All-Conference.

When asked about strengths and what he hopes to improve Cooper replied, "I would say my biggest strength is my pass blocking. I still have to work hard on the run. I know the KState coaches will get me to the point where I need to be."

"I want to get a good education and become the best football player I can be. That's really all you can hope for. I think we have a real good class. I haven't got a chance to really meet them yet."

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