Talented Offensive Tackle Enjoys AU A-Day

This talented offensive tackle talks about his trip to Auburn for A-Day and where the Tigers stand.

Springdale, Ark.--Brey Cook is one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country for the 2011 class. With Arkansas and Oklahoma considered the favorites for his signature early in the process, Cook made a trip to Auburn over the weekend to check out the A-Day game and festivities and left saying the Tigers were right back in the picture.

"This trip really opened things up again," Cook said. "I wanted to have my decision done at the end of May or early June. Now I've got to sit down and tough it out. Hopefully by this summer I'll have a decision.

"Oklahoma and Arkansas are two of the big ones I'm considering," he added. "Also Alabama. I haven't really ruled anyone out yet. It had been a year since I had been to Auburn. I had forgotten how cool it was."

Part of an announced crowd of over 60,000 on hand for Saturday's game, Cook said that the entire visit was one that had everything he was hoping to see out of his trip to Auburn.

"It was a great trip," Cook said. "I had the chance to get back over and see and the coaches and the facilities again. The spring game was awesome. It was great to see the players. I started hanging out with some of the players Friday night and again on Saturday. It's great to get those connections and meet those guys.

"It's mind blowing just coming out and seeing all those people out there just for a spring game," he added. "The stadium is huge and to see it filled up was crazy."

Many of the players that Cook has gotten to know are also from Arkansas such as offensive tackle Lee Ziemba and wide receiver Kodi Burns. In addition Auburn signed running back Michael Dyer and tight end Dakota Mosley from the state last year. Cook said all of that lets him know he could fit in well at Auburn also.

"It's a lot of fun to go down there," Cook said. "There are like six or seven Arkansas guys there. It's real neat to see guys like Damien (former Springdale and USC receiver Damien Williams was in Auburn for the A-Day game) and Lee Ziemba. It's just real cool to be there and all of us meet up."

In addition to the players on Auburn's roster and incoming class, Cook also is very familiar with Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. Making a name for himself in Springdale before going to Arkansas, Malzahn's name still means a great deal said the lineman.

"We know he's very good," Cook said. "Back in Springdale, he's a legend back there. It's cool to meet him in person and to realize what he's doing is real. He's getting better and doing great things."

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