Four-star Trinity Catholic (St. Louis) linebacker Shammond Cooper committed to Illinois during the Under Armour All-America Game Thursday night in Orlando.
The inside linebacker picked the Illini among a group of four finalists that included Illinois, the Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners and Missouri. He was also receptive to a late push from Florida State during the week leading up to his Under Armour performance.
Cooper was the final uncommitted member of a gilded class at Trinity Catholic that included four-star quarterback Isaiah Williams, an Illinois signee, four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington, now headed to Texas, and Cooper.
It’s unknown when Cooper plans to enroll on campus, but he certainly tied a bow on his high school career in Orlando, capped with his big announcement.