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2020 4-star linebacker Edgerrin Cooper commits to Texas A&M

The Aggies pull in a Louisiana linebacker.

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The Texas A&M Aggies hauled in a talented linebacker from Louisiana.

The Aggies learned Saturday that Covington native Edgerrin Cooper is coming to them this fall. Cooper committed to A&M at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl down in San Antonio, Texas.

Cooper checks in at 6-foot-1.5, 205 lbs. as he heads into College Station. Currently, he ranks 244th in the nation as a four-star recruit by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He is the 18th-ranked outside linebacker in the nation which is a loaded position for the class of 2020. His commitment to A&M means that the Ags now have he and eighth-ranked Antonio Doyle out of St. Louis in tow for their upcoming recruiting class. Getting two Top 20 linebackers is certainly better than having just one, so this is a quality strike for Jimbo Fisher and Co.

What’s more is that in the talent-rich state of Louisiana, Cooper is among the best. He ranks eighth in the state, a class headed by LSU Tigers commit Kayshon Boutte.

Cooper chose A&M over the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys among others. His commitment means that the Aggies now rank sixth in the nation, but fourth in the SEC behind the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs and LSU.