"Right now, Purdue University, Mississippi State, Wake Forest, Louisiana-Lafayette and Duke are all that I know that are showing interest in me," said Cook, when asked what schools are showing interest in him.
Of those schools, he attended a camp at one of them last summer and left a very positive impression.
"I ran the fastest 40 time (for defensive linemen), a 4.62, and I did good in the one-on-one drills," said Cook. "I got to talk to (MSU defensive line) Coach (David) Turner after that drill and he said they were impressed with me."
Mississippi State made an impression on him as well.
"I liked the camp and I liked the coaches," said Cook. "I talked to some of the coaches one-on-one. I met (MSU head) Coach (Dan) Mullen."
Cook is slightly undersized to play defensive end on the collegiate level and is open to playing linebacker if it is the right fit for him.
"I would like to keep my hand in the dirt in college but I just want to play football at the next level," said Cook. "Right now I know the weight is not there. I'm not 220, 235 pounds. So, if a college is looking at me as a linebacker and it is a good school, then I will play linebacker for them."
He will once again attend camps this summer, although he's not sure which ones at the moment.
"I'm not sure what camps that I will be attending but I know I want to get back to some big-time schools," said Cook. "I'm open to any of them right now."
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