Getting to know BYU commit, Cooper McMullin (OT, Class of 2021)

Cooper McMullin is a late addition to the BYU football Class of 2021, making a verbal commitment on June 19, 2021. 

McMullin is a 6-foot-6 305 pound tackle that prepped at San Marcos High School (San Marcos, California).  As a senior he lined up at left tackle and also spent a little time on defense.  He hasn’t been rated and is a late addition to the Cougars class of 2021 as a preferred walk-on. 

I caught up with McMullin to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

McMullin:  I’ve always had my eye on BYU because my dad played there.  When I went up for a camp recently I really fell in love with the program and its culture.  After meeting all the coaches I knew I had found my home. 

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

McMullin:  I listen to rock and Hawaiian music

BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishment in sports?

McMullin:  I also love to play rugby, and winning a championship following an undefeated rugby seasons was definitely a high point.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

McMullin:  The recruiting process was challenging in California because the state is so strict on COVID and the football season came so late.  I was advised to be patient and leave it in God’s hands.  So I did what I could to continue to grind and get better.  Eventually God led me to BYU and I could not be more grateful.  Go Cougars!

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

McMullin:  I love what John Denney did in his NFL career (BYU defensive end, Miami Dolphins long snapper 2005-2018)

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