Miami (Fla.) Miami Central 2019 running back James Cook has emerged as one of the top recruits in the 2019 class. Florida State has been in on Cook for a while now, and the Seminoles have an edge with Cook's older brother Dalvin starring in the Florida State offense.
Despite Dalvin being at Florida State, it took this visit for him to really open his eyes to what Florida State was able to offer.
"Once i really started to get used to everybody," Cook said. "Like as a family. Like I was one of their players already... That happened just now. It threw me. It was great."
Dalvin Cook has been trying to get his younger brother to come to Florida State. There's also one place where he doesn't want him to go.
"He tells me not to go to Miami," Cook said.
His older brother isn't the only player he knows on the team.
"I know Da'Vante Phillips," Cook said. "[Ermon] Lane, but he's not from Miami Central. I know Brewton.
During the visit Cook was able to talk with Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher.
"He was just saying that I look good," Cook said. "And to keep working hard... They said I run smooth."
Cook likes what Florida State does with their running backs.
"They rotate a lot of guys," Cook said. "I like how they mix their runs up and how they stretch their running backs. How the O-line blocks and are pulling."
Florida State had been battling Miami for the right to be Cook's leader, but that's now clear after this visit.
"They're up there," Cook said. "They're the highest from what I've seen."
The family atmosphere is what really stood out to him on Saturday.
"They're family," Cook said. They bring you close together like you're a player already."
The 6-foot, 182-pound running back plans to visit Ole Miss during his spring break.