Posted On: 09/22/20 2:30 PM

Three star athlete Cooper BarkateCooperBarkate6'1" | WRMater Dei | 2022StateCA transferred from Mission Viejo to Mater Dei earlier this month.

Barkate confirmed the transfer via text message and Mater Dei athletic director Amanda Waters confirmed that the transfer is complete and he is enrolled in classes.

He played his first two seasons of high school football at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. Last regular season, he caught 50 passes for 727 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Barkate transferred to Mission Viejo for the spring semester and was a member of the Diablo’s track and field team before the suspension of the season due to COVID-19.

He holds 16 offers with Arizona State being the most recent school to offer him. Barkate also has offers from Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, Purdue, UNLV, Utah and Virginia Tech among others.

When he got the Arizona State offer and was still enrolled at Mission Viejo, Barkate told Mason Kern of 247Sports, "It just kind of proves that I can still handle my own at a bigger school instead of just a lower competition school. Get my name out there more.”

Jumping from St. Margaret’s to Mission Viejo was a big jump. St. Margaret’s played in CIF-Southern Section

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