Spartan Digest Take: Connor Cook

With National Signing Day fast approaching, it is time we start looking at each of the Spartans verbal pledges and give our assessment about the good, bad, and future of each. Next, we look at quarterback Connor Cook.

What To Like

Physical size at 6-foot-4, 200-pounds is one of the biggest positives Connor Cook brings to the table.  Add in intelligence, a trait you must have to play quarterback for Mark Dantonio and Cook has two of the biggest obstacles filled.

Cook is a strong mobile quarterback with a solid arm and fits into the Spartans program.

What May Concern You

The biggest thing that hurt Cook in rankings was his on field performances.  While he can make all the throws, decision-making was one area evaluators felt hurt him.  This past season I made the trip to see Cook in action and came away feeling his downfall was the talent around him.  Give him solid receivers and I feel the number of mistakes would have been reduced.

Bottom Line

I have watched the type of quarterbacks Mark Dantonio and his staff have recruited since 2004.  Connor Cook fits that mold and will have a chance to push for time on the field by his second year in the program.

Cook was an early pledge and stayed committed throughout the process without taking any other looks.  He will fit in at MSU on and off the field and be a solid teammate in the years to come.  Give him a year or two and you may be surprised by the results.

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