Tennessee football makes cut for 2021 Mississippi edge rusher Ty Cooper

The Louisville, Miss. edge rusher Tyvoris Cooper has the Tennessee football Volunteers in his top 12.

Still looking to shore up his depth among edge rushers, Jeremy Pruitt got some encouraging news on that front his week for Tennessee football. After getting key guys on that front from Alabama, he is now looking into Mississippi.

Defensive end Ty Cooper, a three-star on Rivals and 247Sports for 2021 who has been listed as both a strongside and weakside end by various services, announced that the Vols were in his top 12. Standing at 6’4″ 235 pounds, Cooper comes out of Louisville High School in Louisville, Miss.

In addition to Tennessee football, Cooper had the Memphis Tigers, Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Ole Miss Rebels, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Arkansas State Red Wolves, Tulane Green Wave, Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, Illinois Fighting Illini, Colorado Buffaloes, Alcorn State Braves and Jackson State Tigers on his list. He announced the schools on Twitter.

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As of right now, the Vols have three defensive ends committed for 2021, including three-star strongside ends Darell Jackson and Trinity Bell and four-star weakside end Dylan Brooks. Both Brooks and Bell come from Alabama, while Bell comes from Florida.

Given his size, Cooper could fit in as a weakside or strongside player, depending on how Pruitt and Derrick Ansley want to play him. As a weakside guy, he’d be the fourth outside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme, which he seems fit to be able to do.

Taking that into account, Cooper appears to be a diamond in the rough. He has the perfect measurables for edge rushers in Pruitt’s scheme, and given the lack of depth there, the Vols could still use even more commitments.

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As of right now, Ole Miss and Memphis are tied for the favorites to land him on the Rivals Future Cast, Mississippi State is the favorite on the Rivals Fan Future Cast and 247Sports Crystal Ball. However, that means that he could potentially end up anywhere, and with 12 schools in play, Tennessee football could definitely make a push.

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