Tim Cook makes it official with Louisville

Eastern Arizona running back Tim Cook becomes Louisville's fourth commitment of the day

The recruiting efforts by the University of Louisville coaching staff for the Florida State contest is reaping rewards for the Cardinals on Friday.

Eastern Arizona College running back Tim Cook informed Cardinal Authority that he has pledged to U of L, becoming the fourth commitment of the day for Bobby Petrino and his staff.

Cook spent Wednesday through Friday in Louisville on an official visit committed on Friday afternoon moments before leaving for the airport to return home. He received his offer in April and has considered himself a U of L commitment for weeks.

"It's a relief to have it over with," Cook said. "I'm so grateful, very grateful to be a Cardinal. I can't wait to be back and get started."

Cook turned down offers from a host of programs, including Arizona, California, Cincinnati, Utah and Wisconsin, for the opportunity to play at Louisville and the coaching staff was excited to accept his commitment.

"They were pretty excited," Cook explained. "They were really fired up. They said that they need some older guys that are ready to come in and be difference-makers."

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.”

Cook joins Eastern Arizona teammate Khalil Hunter, a three-star offensive lineman, in announcing for the Cardinals today. Also committing to U of L on Friday were three-star linebacker Darius Smith and 2016 four-star receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick.

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