Standout LB Has UM as Co-Favorite

This talented linebacker prospect is considered one of the best in the south Florida area. He currently has the University of Miami listed as one of his co-favorites and he talks a lot about both programs in this interview.

When your teammate – who just happens to play the same position – is widely considered as one of the state's premier overall prospects, sometimes it can help college coaches notice you. That seems to be the case with Hollywood (Chaminade-Madonna) standout linebacker Glenn Cook.

A teammate of standout linebacker John Beason, Cook actually led the team in tackles last season with 85 and also added five quarterback sacks.

Cook hasn't always been a linebacker, however.

"I used to play offensive line in optimist ball (laughing)," Cook said. "I first started when I was about 12 or 13 and then I started playing linebacker in high school."

At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, Cook also competes in baseball (outfielder) and is a full academic qualifier.

"Every top school you could name called me this spring," he said. "Everyone from Tennessee to Miami to N.C. State to Michigan State. I've already gotten four offers in writing – Tennessee, Virginia Tech, LSU, and FIU."

Cook said two schools sit atop his early list of favorites.

"Tennessee and Miami are tied for the top spot on my list," he said. "Then I'd say it's LSU, N.C. State, and probably Florida."

Cook compared the Vols and Canes.

"Tennessee's always been my team," he said. "They were my favorite team growing up and I've already got a visit scheduled there for the weekend of the Florida game. Miami's right here. I go to a lot of their games and they seem to have a good program. I took an unofficial visit there last week and toured the campus, and met with some of the coaches. They told me they're only recruiting five defensive players in Broward County and I'm one of them. They talked about offering a scholarship. Coach Coker's a real nice coach, and he's real up front with you."

"Both Miami and Tennessee compete for national championships every year, they both have great football tradition, and they both always seem to send a lot of players to the pros."

Cook talked about the possibility of playing college ball with Beason.

"It's a possibility, but I'll have to see," he said. "We're going to have to do what's best for each of us. We both like Miami a lot, but we'll have to wait and see what happens."

Cook is gearing up for a strong senior season.

"We have a good team, so I'm trying to improve on my speed and strength," he said. "But most of all, I want to hopefully make the all-state team and stuff like that."


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