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NDP’s Cooper Perry Picks University of Oregon 

NDP junior Cooper Perry decided on April 10, that out of almost 40 college offers, he will play football for the University of Oregon starting in Fall 2025.  

“I feel like Oregon is the best fit for me,” said the 6’1’ wide receiver. “My goal is to make it to the NFL, and I believe that the coaching staff at Oregon will help me become the best player and person I can be to get me there.”  

“I’m also super excited to be a Duck!” he said. 

Perry is the #1 ranked high school football player in the state of Arizona and for the last few months, he has been busy flying around the country visiting schools and taking late-night calls from coaches. “I’m glad that Cooper has made his decision. It is a big relief, and I can see the weight has lifted from him and he is happy,” said Bruce Perry, Cooper’s father.  

During the last two high school football seasons, Perry has accumulated 2,290 receiving yards. He has 160 passing yards with three touchdowns thrown; he racked up 26 rushing attempts for 273 yards and scored 248 points. 

“Cooper has unbelievable speed and great hands,” Notre Dame Prep Head Football coach George Prelock said.  

"He has the ability to make big plays on a consistent basis. He is an extremely versatile player as he can play all over the field,” he added. 

Before making his announcement, Perry gave thanks to God, his parents, teachers and the NDP administration for their encouragement and support. 

"Cooper is a very special talent and we are blessed that he is part of our Community of Saints. I am really proud of how his faith has grown over the years and to see the humble and talented young man he has become,” said NDP Principal Brie Dragonetti. 

“I’m very excited for him and look forward to watching him play long after high school,” she added.  

Perry made his announcement on the Notre Dame Prep campus before a multitude of family, friends, NDP teammates and staff, coaches and his grandma.