The summer is pretty much wrapped up for C.J. Cooper and some more offers have arrived for the La Verne (Calif.) Lutheran point guard but one in particular stands out at this point.
Cooper, a 6-foot prospect who plays with Belmont Shore AAU, said UTEP has offered and that he's very interested in learning more about coach Tim Floyd and his program. An official visit could also be in the works for early in the season. A commitment is probably not imminent but Cooper certainly wants to learn more.
"That's a big one right there," Cooper said.
"I think it's good. I don't really know a lot about them but I know Tim Floyd is there and I know he's a good coach so it's pretty good. I want to take a visit and see what it's like. I don't know a lot about it so I want to get out there and see what it's like."
UTEP, SMU, San Diego State, UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge and Montana State are all on the list for Cooper, who has performed well at multiple national events especially in Los Angeles and Las Vegas this spring and summer.
Cooper also said at the Double Pump May Tournament that Portland was also getting involved in his recruitment.
As for official visits, Cooper said he definitely wants to visit UTEP and he'd like to also spend some time at UC Irvine before making a decision.
Floyd has clearly been targeting top talent in California and Cooper is one of the prospects who have been receiving more interest. There's no rush on the La Verne guard to make a decision but he said he'd like to get things out of the way relatively soon.
"I'm just being patient with it," Cooper said. "I just want to see what happens toward the end of summer, see how everything goes and I'll probably make my decision right when school starts."