One of the positions of need the Missouri Tigers are looking high and low to fill for their 2014 football recruiting class is Tight End, a position which looks as though they are looking to take two players at.
ShowMeMizzou.com spoke to Cook to get the latest on his recruitment by the Tigers.
"I really like Mizzou at the moment," said Cook. ‘ I would say that them and North Carolina State really stand out to me although there is no clear cut favorite. I can say they are among my top 5 teams overall. I really like Coach Grinch and we talk on twitter. He tells me that they really like that I can block and also catch the ball and make plays with it. I really like how they are in the SEC and look forward to learning more about the. I couldn't make it up for a visit to their spring game, but it will probably be this summer before I can come up and visit."
Among the other teams he mentioned regarding a top five including Mississippi State, Cincinati and Boston College.
Cook told me that he has made unofficial visits to North Carolina State and Mississippi State, both who have offered, and also has offers from Boston College, UCF, Cincinnati, Troy and Appalachian State. Plus, he is hearing from Georgia, but a potential offer from the Bulldogs would not automatically mean a commitment to them.
"I have definitely grown up around the SEC, but I am originally from Virginia. I like Georgia, but I am open minded to all the schools that are offering me. I don't feel the way that some guys who were born here. I am looking at all my options," said Cook.
Cook said that he continues to work on his speed, quickness and getting off of defenders during the offseason and talked about what colleges liked about him as a player.
"My strengths are my blocking, being physical and my hands. I am still working on those other things to improve. Schools like my versatility. I have played as an attached tight end, split out, in the slot and as an H-back." he said.
The talented tight end did not have a timeframe for when he would like to make a decision other then saying he would hope to have one made by the end of his season.