Amari Cooper can't pass up Alabama

Updated: September 22, 2011, 6:45 PM ET
By Corey Long
As Alabama continues to search for help at wide receiver, it has have found the state of Florida to its liking.

The Crimson Tide secured the commitment of ESPNU 150 wide receiver Amari Cooper (Miami/Northwestern) on Thursday. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is Alabama's 19th commitment in the Class of 2012 and its eight ESPNU 150 prospect.

Cooper becomes the second Florida wide receiver prospect to choose Alabama. He joins Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast ESPNU 150 wideout Chris Black, who committed to the Tide during the spring. Both players have been selected to play in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game.