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Old 07-31-2010, 05:06 PM   #1
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'14 TN OL Akeem Cooperwood

It's way too early to get excited about a rising HS freshman, but this massive kid will be starting on the OL for Fulton HS this fall. Already 6-7 and 320 lbs, he'll almost certainly get bigger. FWIW, his mom is a UT employee.

Akeem received some pretty nice recognition last fall:
Congrats to Falcons Akeem Cooperwood (OL) & Xavier Hawkins (WR) for being selected to participate in the 2nd Annual Jr. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, TX. The game features 88 of the top middle school players in the Country! Players were from coast-to-coast including California, Florida & Texas. A total of 5 players were selected from Tennessee. Falcons were the only team in the state with two representatives in the game.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:09 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
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Read about him in the KNS today. Kid is huge. I remember they had the little brother of I think Wiley-Gatewood when I was in school and he was like 6'7 320.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:17 PM   #4
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he's gonna be a monster!
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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Wonder if he is lard or has some muscle to him
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:32 PM   #6
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That's a big boy
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:50 PM   #7
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I'm surprised they let him play to be honest. 6'7 320 in 8th grade? I know when Jacquez Smith was in middle school they'd make him sit out if the game was decided because he would hurt people so easily, lol.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:14 PM   #8
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HOLY CRAP!! That is a BIG boy, get on 'em Dooley lock this kid up fast. I'm sure Tennessee will offer him as soon as they can. & with his mom being a UT employee he should be a Vol lock. Lol.

We have alot of great talent considering us & even claiming us as leaders for the next few recruiting classes. We should be getting some great talent to start competing.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:16 PM   #9
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Hopefully at 18, he will still be able to move. He may get too slow if he gets to big.
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Hope he stays healthy and develops into a D1 prospect. Would love to see this kid grow into a sasquatch sized defensive lineman, like Too-Tall Jones.
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That is absolutely unbelieveable. 6'7", 320lbs. and he is supposedly 14-15 years old!? Mind-boggling. Like 50 said, I hope he stays healthy. Being that big that young could go wrong in many ways.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:33 PM   #12
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What are they feeding that kid? Just glad I don't have to feed him. I have a normal sized teenage boy in the house. Teenage boys can put a hurtin on some groceries!
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:42 PM   #13
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FWIW, the Knoxville News-Sentinel published a pic of Akeem and some of his neighbors in a June '08 piece, when he was 12. I wouldn't feel right posting the actual pic here given his age.

I do hope Akeem doesn't get too much bigger or he'll literally outgrow football; I'd love to see him stay healthy and have a future in the game.
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Lonsdale isn't exactly ideal living conditions.
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This stinks the Myans say the world will end in 2012... I hope they are wrong just so we can see Akeem in orange...
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