Fran McCaffery and the Iowa Hawkeyes got tremendous news for their program on Wednesday night. Following an official visit to the school Tyler Cook committed to the Big Ten program. Cook was a top priority for Iowa all year long, and now he made his commitment official.
"Yes sir I am an Iowa Hawkeye," said Cook. "I just loved everything about the school. I have had the longest relationship with them. They have recruited me for two and a half years, and the visit really was confirmation that it was the right place to me so I committed tonight."
The 6-foot-8 Cook is an explosive athlete who is very strong on the low block. Cook loves to finish everything around the rim with dunks, and uses his power and athleticism to be an excellent rebounder as well. He has developed quite a bit over the last two years, and now is one of the more assertive power forwards in the country.
Cook chose Iowa over Florida, but he also entertained offers from Kansas, Kansas State, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and a host of other schools.
For his part, Cook feels like he fits in well with what McCaffery and his staff like to do.
"I am just going to try and do my job and fit in and play hard," said Cook. "I feel like they can use me in their system and I will do everything the coaches ask me to do and try to do everything I can to help the team win."