Tampa (Fla.) Plant two-star athlete Tristan Cooper selected Tulane on Monday afternoon. He chose the Green Wave over other finalists of Ball State, Florida Atlantic, and South Florida.
Cooper has ties to Louisiana.
“Tulane is on the rise,” Cooper said. “New stadium and new facilities set to be done next year.”
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound prospect is likely to play wide receiver at Tulane. He is joining what he considers a strong class of incoming players.
“They have a great class coming in this year loaded with guys who know how to win and expect to win,” Cooper said.
He shared some other reasons why he opted for the program based out of New Orleans, La.
“They’re moving to the Big East,” Cooper said. “(Head) Coach (Curtis) Johnson is a wide receiver guy and the rest of the coaches are unbelievable.
“I know a lot of guys on the team,” Cooper added.
For Cooper though, a strong characteristic for Tulane off the football field outweighed everything else.
“Most importantly, it’s tough to beat a Tulane education,” Cooper said.
The Sunshine State prospect is excited about his future program.
“The State of Tulane,” Cooper concluded with.
Prior to his move to Tampa (Fla.) Plant, Cooper had played his high school ball at Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab. His father was an assistant coach at LSU at the time. His father is now with USF after a year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.