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Corey Cooper loving life

WR who almost died as infant now sorting through double-digit offers

Originally Published: March 14, 2012
By Dave Hooker | ESPN RecruitingNation

Corey Cooper shouldn't be a rising college football prospect. In fact, he's lucky to be alive.

"Everything was fine at first," Cooper's mother, Monica, said of the days after her son was born. "Then it all went downhill from there. He went back to the hospital and had to be in isolation because they didn't want him to infect the other kids."

Doctors never gave the family a firm diagnosis -- perhaps a viral or bacterial infection. Monica said her son's skin was yellow. Doctors told ...

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