Carrollton (GA) tight end Cole Cook had an impressive resume of scholarship offers to work with relatively early in the recruiting process. There were pledges from Missouri, Florida State, Boston College, Illinois and Maryland to name a few. However, Cook decided Raleigh would be his home for the next four of five years when he committed to NC State last June.
Cook was finally able to make his official visit to State this past
weekend and talked about the trip with Pack Pride.
"I really enjoyed everything. One of my favorite things was I got to
hang out with some of the players that are there and got to know
them a little better. We got to see some of the campus, hang around
the coaches and players, eat good food and it was all really fun.
"Cole Blankenship hosted me on my visit. He was telling me that
about the workouts and the stuff they do every day with their
schedule. He did tell me that everything's going to be turned up a
notch from what I'm used to but it won't be anything I can't handle.
But I'm looking forward to getting there and getting to work."
Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 30 tight end in the nation
by Scout.com, Cook says he expects to contribute early after talking
with the coaches over the weekend.
"They're telling me that feel I can do some stuff early. I'm pretty
sure I'm not going to red shirt so one thing I'm glad about. Coach
Faulkner has kind of let me know what my role in the offense is
going to be and I'm looking forward to getting there and starting to
work on stuff and help out any way I can."
With football over, Cook added that he plans to stay busy over the
coming months as he prepares for the transition to college football.
"Right now I'm just doing a lot of training. We've got track and
field getting ready to start so I may get involved with that."
Cook Ready to Get Started
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