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Proviso East's Cooper picks Huskers

Updated: February 3, 2010, 4:13 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Ten minutes before Proviso East's Corey Cooper was set to announce his college decision Wednesday morning, programs were still calling his coach Aaron Peppers to see if there was any last shot at the prized safety.

Peppers listened, then let them down easily.

"You got to give them their last pitch," Cooper said jokingly.

Ten minutes later, Cooper put a Nebraska hat on his head and signed his letter of intent with the Cornhuskers at Proviso East High School ...

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