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Kansas Football Recruiting Profile: Cooper Root Signs with Jayhawks

Two-way player out of Wichita will look to make an impact in the linebacking corps for KU.

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Per, Root is the 20th-best prospect in the state of Kansas. He played both TE and LB in high school, and as a junior was named First Team Kansas 3A All-State, Wichita All-Metro, and First Team All-League. A big senior year saw him get his first D1 scholarship offers, and this fall he’ll be looking to earn some playing time out of a linebacker corps that, while crowded, could easily see some movement in the depth chart.



Position: LB

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 220 lbs

Hometown: Wichita, KS

High School: Wichita Collegiate

Rating: #92 LB per 247Sports

Rivals: 2-star

247 Sports Composite: 3-star

Committed: 12/20/2016

Signed: 2/1/2017

Other offers: Air Force, Colgate

Other interest: Kansas State, Northern Colorado