If things go as planned, the University of Louisville football program will pick up at least one commitment from the impressive group of recruits visiting campus this week.
Eastern Arizona Comminity College running back Tim Cook picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville in the spring and now considers himself a Cardinal commitment. Making his first trip Louisville, the 6-foot-1, 236-pound prospect will confirm that pledge during his official visit.
“I'm looking forward to confirming everything that I think it will be,” Cook told Cardinal Authority. “I know I'll like it all. I know that this is the right decision and I'm excited to be able to play for Coach Petrino.”
Cook, who visits with U of L assistant Chris Klenakis every Sunday, also held offers from Arizona, California, Cincinnati, Utah, Wisconsin and others.
Through seven games, Cook has rushed for over 600 yards on 86 carries, with seven touchdowns.
“I'm an aggressive runner and I run hard,” he said. “I run well behind my pads and I adapt to an offense very well.”
Sharing the backfield with multiple backs at Eastern Arizona, Cook is looking forward to joining an offense that features multiple backs.
“I like that because to me, fresh legs means bigger plays,” he said.
Growing up in SEC country and a product of White Hall (Ark.) High School, Cook doesn't hide the excitement that he has for the Louisville's season-opening game against Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome.
“I want to prove to everyone what I could have done in the SEC, except that I'll be doing it in the ACC, and even better,” he said. “That's why I'm so excited about playing Auburn in the first game.”