2003: Cooper will battle for a spot in the Trojans' bullpen.
MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: "Michael is another freshman pitcher with great potential and a good arm. He simply needs time to develop."
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-league and all-area honors at Redwood High in Visalia, Calif...threw 13 strikeouts against Sanger High in his junior season...earned a 6-5 record in his junior season with a 1.58 ERA in 71 innings, recording 55 strikeouts.
PERSONAL: Has not decided on a major...parents are David and Marlene...lists Tim Hudson as his biggest sports hero...birthdate is Feb. 2, 1984.