Dec 11, 2012
Millbrook wide receiver Corey Cooper accepted an invitation on Tuesday afternoon to play in a national all-star football game.
Cooper was selected to play in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif.
"It feels really good. One hundred of the top players get invited and fortunately I was one of the ones to get invited," said Cooper. "It's basically a dream come true and I want to thank God for the opportunity to play in this game."
This past season, Cooper, who has committed to Louisville, posted nearly 500 receiving yards for the Wildcats. Millbrook posted a 3-8 overall record, including a 2-5 mark.
A three-year varsity football player for the Wildcats, Cooper leads the program in all-time receptions and receiving yards.
"He's the kind of kid that keeps things loose, all the kids like him," said Millbrook head football coach Clarence Inscore. "He's just a gamer. When the lights go on he's at his best... I don't really remember Corey dropping very many footballs during his three years at the varsity level."
Cooper is the second Millbrook football player in two years to play in a national all-star game. Last year, Keith Marshall played in the Under Armour All-American Game before heading to the University of Georgia.
"It's great for Millbrook HIgh School. Anytime you're on the national level and you have kids representing your school you're very proud of that fact," said Inscore. "He gets to go out to California and represent Millbrook High School, his family, and our football program, which is great for us."
The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will be played at 6 p.m., on Jan. 4, at the Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University.
Last year, the first Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl was held in Arizona. Former Tarboro running back and current Georgia player Todd Gurley participated in the inaugural event.
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