Michael McCammon

Louisville was first to offer Ocala, Fla., Vanguard running back Glover Cook

Louisville was first to offer Ocala, Fla., Vanguard running back Glover Cook

Louisville collected its first verbal commitment in the 2019 class in Ocala, Fla., Vanguard running back Glover Cook.

The 6-foot, 170-pound back announced his decision on Friday night and quickly added to his confirmation with Cardinal Authority.

"I committed to Louisville because of their style of play and I could fit right in with the offense," he said.  "It's fast-paced and keeps the defense off balance and we could attack them in anyway."

Cook picked up the U of L offer on May 10 and didn't want to wait much longer before committing.

"It's a place I wanted to go," he said.  "I wanted to be a Cardinal.  They're becoming the face of college football with Lamar Jackson at quarterback and it's offense is deadly.  It's only the beginning for them."

Louisville running back coach Kolby Smith - a former U of L back himself - served as the primary recruiter for Cook.  He was on hand on Thursday night to watch Vanguard's spring game that featured Cook rushing for more than 100 yards, including a 70-yard burst for a touchdown.

"I feel like I played pretty good, but I know that I could have done better," he said.

Cook will participate in 7-on-7 competition during the coming weeks and then hopes to schedule a trip to Louisville.


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