Hooper was a 2013 Illinois State qualifier and the MVP of his team. He was also a 2012, 2013 and 2014 regional runner-up and was captain of his high school team in 2013 and 2014.
"We are very impressed with Cody and his maturity and confidence," said Di Pol. "We had the opportunity to see him wrestle and his tenacity and his ability to get after it really stood out to our coaching staff.
"He comes from a very tough wrestling state and he has had a great high school career. His leadership and dedication to his high school wrestling team is top notch and we know he will be a great addition to our wrestling program here at Baker University."
Hooper was also a 2012, 2013 and 2014 Second Team Corn Belt All-Conference selection and won Mahomet-Seymour Wrestling Coaches Award for Dedication.