ATLANTA ‒ Offensive tackle recruit Case Cook is no stranger to blocking defenders with his 6-foot-5, 272-pound frame. But he says it’s his accuracy with a firearm that may surprise some.
Well, that and what exactly he’s shooting at.
“I plan on going coyote hunting pretty soon,” Cook told SEC Country.
Cook, a three-star 2017 prospect out of Carrollton (Ga.) High School, showed just as much finesse when discussing his recruitment during Tuesday’s practice session for Rising Seniors, an all-star game that features many of Georgia’s top high school juniors.
Cook has received offers from five schools: Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Miami, Penn State and N.C. State, and he says each of those programs has been equal in their pursuit of him. What he did concede, however, was that his older brother Cole Cook — a sophomore tight end at N.C. State — has helped guide him through the process.
And the chance for Cook to play alongside his sibling could make it a little tougher for his other suitors to beat out the Wolfpack.
“It’d be cool,” Cook said. “We got a chance to in high school, but I didn’t play. I was just a freshman. That would be really cool. If that’s the place for me, that would be icing on the cake.”
As for Cook’s SEC ties, he was offered by the Commodores shortly after attending one of their camps in June, and he took an unofficial visit to Kentucky in September. Considering he says his recruitment hasn’t really picked up beyond the early schools to offer him, both SEC programs should have a solid shot at staying in the mix for his eventual pledge.
“I’m just trying to find a place I fit in and a place that’s good for me,” Cook said.
Cook is rated the No. 41 prospect in the state of Georgia.