Mookie Cooper is returning to his home state.
The former Ohio State wide receiver, who entered the transfer portal last month, announced Tuesday that he has committed to Missouri.
A St. Louis native who was ranked as the No. 93 overall prospect in the recruiting class of 2020, Cooper said he had wanted to move away from St. Louis after enrolling at Ohio State last January. After one season with the Buckeyes in which he did not see any playing time, however, Cooper is now headed to Columbia, Missouri, which is just about two hours away from his home city.
While he was buried on the depth chart in a wide receiver room full of highly touted recruits at Ohio State, he'll immediately become the highest-rated recruit on Missouri's roster, which should give the dynamic slot receiver prospect a much quicker path to playing time.