MSU Commit Logan Cooke Talks MSU Visit

Columbia (MS) Academy class of 2014 kicker/punter Logan Cooke, an MSU commitment, talks about attending the Troy-Mississippi State football game.

  • Name: Logan Cooke
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Columbia (MS) Academy
  • Position: Kicker/Punter
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-5, 215
  • Ranking: 2-star
  • Schools of Interest: Committed to Mississippi State

  • First on the agenda for Cooke was watching the Dawg Walk. He and MSU quarterback commitment Nick Fitzgerald did that together. Then they mingled with a few fans prior to the game.

    "The Dawg Walk is crazy, of course," said Cooke. "That was actually Nick's (Fitzgerald) first game so I kind of showed him around. I know he had fun.

    "We actually had three little kids come up to us and their mom asked us if we played football. The three kids had their pictures taken with us. That was neat."

    Logan also enjoyed being on the sidelines prior to the game. It gave him a perspective of how loud it gets during the game.

    "It is crazy on the sidelines," he said. "You don't know how crazy it is with the cowbells until you are on the sidelines. It is tremendous down there because it is so much louder. Just the thought of being down there next year is overwhelming."

    Speaking of cowbells, Logan and Nick had some fun themselves ringing a cowbell during the game.

    "(Nick's) parents bought their first cowbell," said Cooke. "Nick's mom let Nick and me ring it. And we had it the entire game."

    When not ringing the cowbell, Cooke was watching what the kickers did during the game.

    "I'm going from playing every snap (in high school) to just kicking and punting (in college)," said Cooke. "I watched the kickers and punters on the sidelines to see what they do during the game. Between Devon (Bell) and Evan (Sobiesk) it looks like they have a lot of fun. i watch them and also how their schemes work on punts and kickoffs"

    As for the game itself, Cooke, like most everybody else, didn't expect to see MSU score 62 points.

    "I didn't expect a close game but 62 points is a lot," he said.

    One other thing that impressed him about MSU was the effort they showed throughout the game.

    "A lot of times when teams are winning big or losing big they start getting lackadaisical, but they didn't stop," said Cooke. "That was good"

    Cooke ended the night by going into the Bulldog post-game locker room.

    "It was fun going into the locker room, of course," said Cooke. "I got to talk to Devon and Evan after the game and we kind of chilled."

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