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Sophomore linebacker who will sit out the spring after suffering a knee injury during the Outback Bowl mini-camp in December.
Sophomore linebacker who sat out the spring after suffering a knee injury during the Outback Bowl mini-camp in December... hopes to be back at full strength this fall where he is a viable candidate for a starting linebacker position... if healthy, will compete with Marcquis Roberts and Kelvin Rainey for playing time at the Will position... also is a special teams candidate... physically impressive player with a high ceiling.
2012: Redshirt freshman linebacker who saw action in 11 games... used primarily on special teams... credited with one tackle... injured his knee during the bowl practices... was limited in the spring by a lower back injury.
2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Lithonia (Ga.) High School, graduating in 2011.... logged 97 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and six sacks as a senior for a squad that went 4-6... coached by Marcus Jelks... as a junior recorded 101 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, a pair of sacks and three pass breakups... only played two seasons at linebacker... regarded as a three-star prospect, the 61st-best outside linebacker in the country and the 70th-best player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com... considered a three-star prospect and the nation's 45th-best outside linebacker by Scout.com... considered a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com... named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region class... selected South Carolina over NC State, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Ole Miss.
PERSONAL: Cedrick Cooper was born November 20, 1992... is pursuing a degree in criminal justice.