For the first time, the Buckeyes host the Black Knights at Ohio Stadium
Ohio State Overview: Jonathon Cooper is a true sophomore who played last year as a true freshman in six games, including the College Football Playoff semifinals vs. Clemson and earned his first Varsity O letter … he recorded six tackles on the year, including a high of two in the win over Nebraska … he also had his first quarterback sack in the win over Maryland … Cooper enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2016 … he is exploring majors.
More on Jonathon: Cooper came to Ohio State rated as a 5-star prospect by 247Sports and considered one of the Top 50 players in the nation by that organization (No. 25 national ranking) and Scout (No. 35 overall) … he was listed as one of the Top 5 defensive ends in this class, with 247Sports ranking him as the No. 2 weak-side end and with Rivals and Scout rating him the No. 5 defensive end … he was named to the All-USA Ohio football team and the state defensive player of the year by USA Today and was first-team Associated Press all-state as a senior … he helped Lincoln, coached by Bruce Ward, to a 7-4 season in 2015 and a berth in the Ohio state playoffs … is the son of Jessica and Jude Moorman.
COOPER'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
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