Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 30 Tight End
Size: 6-5, 235 pounds
Hometown: Carrollton (GA)
School: Carrollton High School
Projected Position At NC State: Tight End
Accolades: All-State selection
Commit Date: June 22, 2013
Recruiting Scene: 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.
decided Raleigh would be his home for the next four of five
years when he committed to NC State last June.
Why NC State? "What I get from the coaches is they want to win championships. I've gotten to know them a lot and they want to win championships. That's what I want to do, too. I think we're going to have a great chance to do that. That's what their focus is on. Winning championships and doing what it's going to take to do that."
Picked NC State Over: Florida State, Missouri, Mississippi State, Maryland, Illinois, and Boston College among others
Scouting Report: "The more you see of Cook, the more you like him. He has that old-school personality where he loves to mix it up, play hard, and play physical. He may not be a 4.6 second kid in the 40 yard dash, but he knows how to get open, give his quarterback a big target to throw to, and how to use his frame to keep defenders on his back. He has very long arms, he is an outstanding inline blocker, and he has soft hands. He is a strong player on the line of scrimmage and he can flex out to be a weapon in the red zone. Do not look for him to run past those fast and athletic linebackers 40 yards down field, but he will surprise some with his big-play ability. He knows how to play the game, he has strong at the point of attack, and he takes coaching very well. He is not used much as a receiver in the offense he plays in, so not many know just how good he is in that area. Cook will go to Raleigh ready to work and pushing for early playing time. He just has 'it' and he plays with a little attitude, he is eager to help his team in any way, and Cook is going to surprise some on the next level." - Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons
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