Boston College High School beat Needham to win the Eastern Massachusetts Division I Super Bowl earlier this month, and did so with two-star running back Preston Cooper in street clothes.
Cooper, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound senior, suffered a broken fibula in late October and missed B.C. High's last seven games. In addition to bringing his senior season to a premature end, the injury may have derailed Cooper's chance of playing college football next season as well.
“At this point I'm just talking to Maine, URI [Rhode Island], UNH [New Hampshire] and a couple of Division II schools, so I'm looking at a couple of prep schools just in case,” Cooper said. “If I get an offer I'll probably go with that. If not, I'll take a post-graduate year, get healthy and see what options I have then.”
Cooper is the No. 10 prospect from Massachusetts in the Class of 2012. His uncle, San Diego Chargers' linebacker Stephen Cooper, attended Maine.
Worcester Academy in Massachusetts, and Bridgton Academy in Maine are the two prep schools Cooper is considering.
“I have to talk to my coach and see when I have to make a decision [about prep school],” Cooper said. “I couldn't give you an answer about what I'm going to do next year right now.”
Webb lands Under Armour invitation
ESPNU 150 Watch List defensive tackle Greg Webb (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek) became the first player from the Northeast to receive an invitation to the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game.
Webb has 14 scholarship offers, and earlier this week said he doesn't plan to make a decision until national signing day in 2013. Connecticut, Rutgers and Syracuse are among his 14 offers.