There may be no recruit out there this year that University of Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt and Razorback assistant Danny Nutt know better than Jonesboro ‘s Grant Cook.
That's a good thing seeing as how Cook – who is great friends with the Nutt's nephew Logan – is a strapping 6-6, 280-pound offensive line prospect who decided Friday to go ahead and commit to the UA.
"It's just the best situation for me and I just couldn't see any reason to go ahead and wait around any more," Cook said. "I know a lot of people already up there, a lot of people who are going up there and I just think they have a great future and I want to be part of it."
Cook chose Arkansas over Oklahoma State, Missouri and Arkansas State – the four schools who had already put offers on the table – and he was also receiving interest from Florida State, Tennessee, Alabama and Ole Miss.
"I've been up there so many times and just love the facilities, the coaching staff and all the players," Cook said. "With guys they recruited in the past couple of years like Darren McFadden and Felix Jones and Mitch Mustain, we are going to have a lot of success."
Cook is the son of former Arkansas State star Danny Cook, who signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints after his college career.
"Arkansas did a great, great job recruiting him and we are very happy he is going to be a Razorback," notes Danny Cook, Grant's dad. "He's been thinking about it hard the last couple of days and decided to go ahead and commit."
He is one of a bumper crop of offensive linemen in Arkansas in the 2007 class including fellow UA commits Seth Oxner (6-4, 285) of Monticello and Harrison's Wade Grayson (6-5, 255), Rogers standout Lee Ziemba (6-7, 285) and Shiloh Christian's Nolan Hankins (6-7, 330) among others.
Cook has played some tight end in high school, but says Arkansas has plans to use him as an offensive tackle.
"We're getting a great group of linemen up there to go with the great backs like Darren McFadden and Felix Jones," Cook said. "It all looks very good so I wanted to go ahead and get on board."
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