Trevion Cooley, one of the top prospects in the state of North Carolina, will leave the state for college. On Monday, the 4-star running back committed to Louisville.
The Knightdale (N.C.) HS product stands 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds. Louisville won out over a host of Power 5 programs, although Duke and Florida were considered the frontrunners. Cooley also had offers from NC State, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Utah and Tennessee.
247 Sports slots Cooley as the No. 19 running back in the 2021 class and a top 20 prospect in the state of North Carolina.
— Trevion Cooley (@CooleyTrevion) June 8, 2020
Cooley’s recruitment was led by Louisville running back coach Norval McKenzie. Scott Satterfield and Louiville are now up to 12 commits in the 2021 recruiting cycle; Cooley is the third of that bunch out of North Carolina, too, along with 3-star safety Bralyn Oliver and 3-star defensive end Ryheem Craig.
After watching what Javian Hawkins did as a freshman during the 2019 season, it’s easy to see why a talented running back prospect would want to play for Louisville’s offensive mastermind Dwayne Ledford. As a team, Louisville finished top three in the ACC in both raw yards per carry (4.87) and carries per game (43.7).