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Cook solid to UF, but listening to UM

Cook solid to UF, but listening to UM

Peter Ariz
The Central Rockets are used to the spotlight, having won two out of the last three state titles. Yesterday, Rivals.com named the Rockets as the preseason number one team in the country, an honor the team had in multiple polls last season as well.

"We faced it last year. We were number one in a couple of the polls last year and we failed to do the job, but this year we're just going to stay humble and succeed at it," said Cook.

One of the major reasons for that ranking is the fact that the team is led one of the most dynamic running back combinations in quite frankly the history of high school football. Cook is joined by University of Miami commit Joseph Yearby.

"With me and Joe, he can do things I can't do and I can do some things he can't do so when you've got guys like that and put it together we can do everything. I just feel like we can do it all."

Cook is currently committed to the University of Florida and he explained his choice.

"When I first went there for an unofficial visit, I just felt like it was home. The coaches just made me feel like UF was the place for me and I just felt it inside me."

Despite his solid commitment to the Gators, Cook says that Miami is the program recruiting him the hardest.

"They're on me the hardest because they're the hometown team and I have two of my teammates committed there and they're coming at me hard."

One of the main reasons why Cook feels the 'Canes are on him the hardest is because of running backs coach Hurlie Brown.

"Hurlie has always been on me hard ever since he got the job. I just feel like Hurlie is a great person and he has a great sense of humor."

Another factor working in Miami's favor? Two of Cook's teammates, Trevor Darling and Joseph Yearby, are committed to Miami

"Joe and Trevor are probably on me harder than the coaches and I just feel like they're trying to do their job and recruit me."

Cook's half-brother, DeAndre Burnett, is a freshman guard on the Miami basketball team. Burnett has been giving his younger brother advice on the process.

"I was just with him yesterday night and we talked for about two hours about college period. He said it's a fun experience and to take advantage of it and don't let it take advantage of you. He's definitely trying to get me to Miami, but with him being my brother he just wants what's best for me."

Although Cook says his mother wants what's best for him, the UF commit admits she probably has a preference.

"My mom has been through the recruiting process with DeAndre so she knows how it goes and she tells me all the time. She doesn't really care where I go, but she wants me at Miami here with DeAndre because it would be a family thing, but she don't really care where I go."

**Cook will be attending tomorrow's senior day/barbecue at Miami.
 

Comments (79)

I'll say this: I do believe he is solid to UF, but those saying Miami has no chance are foolish. The staff is setting this one up to be a fight until signing day. A lot of things are working in Miami's favor.
 
His whole family and all his friends want him at miami and it is a better fit than UF.

Makes no sense. This is the kind of situation that makes you think there are outside influences at pay... I mean play.
 
I'll say this: I do believe he is solid to UF, but those saying Miami has no chance are foolish. The staff is setting this one up to be a fight until signing day. A lot of things are working in Miami's favor.

Next time ask him something in regards to oline and that factors in his desicion. Thanks
 
So his mother, brother, teammates, and high school coach are all in Miami's corner?
 
it's as simple as this: IF WE WIN, THEY WILL STAY!! #fullspeedahead
 
MAN! This kid is the real deal. I hope the Canes can pull off something spectacular!
 
I'm already calling it -- yearby, cook and fournette. What a RB coup!
 
I'm already calling it -- yearby, cook and fournette. What a RB coup!

if we can't get Fournette or Cook, I don't want any of the 3, It only works out if all are canes.
 

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