Georgia Wide Receciver Opening Eyes

<b>Jared Cook</b> is a tall, long athlete that stars on both sides of the ball for North Gwinnett High School in Suwannee, Ga. He has been a standout at camps across the south, and he is a player that will be climbing recruiting charts. Who is looking at Cook, and who is Cook looking at?

Jared Cook stands 6'5, weighs 210 pounds and runs a 4.62 forty. In the weight room, Cook puts up 230 pounds on the bench, squats 390 pounds and has a 35" vertical leap. Cook lines up at Free Safety and Wide Receiver for the Bulldogs, but is being recruited strictly to play receiver in college. 

Cook has yet to pick up his first offer, but the attention has grown over the Spring and should pick up even more after his performance at Georgia's camp this past weekend.

"In May I got calls from teams like, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and a few more. I am getting hand written letters from those schools along with the rest of the ACC and SEC" says Cook.

How does Cook feel he performed at UGA?

"I think I did very well. I feel I had a very good camp. I got to go up against some good competition and really got to see how I measured up with some other top wide outs. I learned a lot while I was there and then I talked to Coach Eason, and he gave some things to work on this season. He really helped me a lot."

"I also spoke to Coach Bobo (Cook's recruiting coach), and he told me UGA really likes me, and they will keep an eye on me. I learned a lot more about the campus too. I got to take the tour and saw they have a very nice academic building and are building some new athletic dorms. Their facilities are very, very nice."

Does Cook see an offer coming soon?

"I could see Clemson and Georgia offering soon. Clemson has been recruiting me the longest and the hardest. Georgia, they have been on me, but it was different after the camp was over. They seemed a lot closer to offering than before."

What does Cook feel the strengths and weakness' of his game at wide receiver are?

"I feel my strengths are, my size, my vertical, going up to get balls in traffic and being able to beat defensive backs on the deep ball. My weakness' would be my strength, I want to get stronger, be more physical and come off the ball better."

Who has made Cook's list and does he have a leader?

"My top schools right now are Clemson, Georgia, Florida State and Tennessee. Clemson was my leader (before the weekend), but Georgia has now pulled even with them. If Georgia offers that would put them out in front."

What stands out about those four schools?

Clemson - Their offense features the wide receiver
Georgia - Great Staff and program. Not far from home
FSU - Tradition and I like their wide receiver coach
Tennessee - Like their coaching staff

Will Cook jump on first offer or take things slow?

"I am definitely going to wait it out. I am going to sit back and weigh out all my options before making a commitment."

What will play into his decision?

"I just want to go to a place where I can make an impact. I would like to play as a true freshman, but am open to taking a red-shirt if the coaches feel it will better me in the long run. I just want to feel comfortable. I would also like to stay close to home if all things work out, but if I feel more at home somewhere away from here then I'll go there."

North Gwinnett is coming off a 2-8 season last year and Cook wants to put this team on his back and lead them to the playoffs this year under new Head Coach, Dennis Roland. Georgia was the only college camp Cook will attend this year. He will now sit back and get ready for two a days in a couple weeks.

Cook is on track to be fully qualified as he sports a 980 SAT score with a 3.0 GPA.

Cook could be one of those players that offers fall like dominos. Once that first one arrives, a lot more could fall after that. To see what school is the first to offer Cook, look no farther than

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