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“Just stay true to your faith,” Cooper said. “I know he’s been asking people in his corner, those who are there for him, listening to them, but I know this must be really hard for him.
“I hope he just keeps his faith in God, and trusts that there’s a plan.”
For Cooper, the plan was always simple: If you get an offer from Ohio State, choose Ohio State. It’s not that easy for everyone else, and there were moments in his prep career where he was forced to consider playing elsewhere. He said he is glad he didn’t need to face that decision the way Harrison is, because it’s a lot for a teenager to carry on their shoulders.
“I didn’t know I was going to get an offer from Ohio State, so the thought of me playing somewhere else was in my head early,” Cooper said. “But for me, it worked out in a good way. I couldn’t leave my family, my family, my hometown. Playing here is a dream come true. He’ll have to make his decision based on what’s best for him though. I am sure it’s been really hard for him.”
Harrison is down to Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State. There’s no timeline for a decision at present.