BC High RB Cooper considering prep school

ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on the East Recruiting Blog with Boston College High senior running back Preston Cooper, who is now weighing several options for next fall.

The 5-foot-7, 175-pound Wareham native suffered a season-ending leg injury against Everett in Week 7, and as a result may not pursue college next fall. Cooper -- an ESPNBoston Honorable Mention All-State, and the Catholic Conference's Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 -- is also looking into a post-graduate season at a prep school.

Brown writes:

“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.”