Why are the Noles on top?
"That's been my favorite team since childhood. My parents really liked them. My mom was a big Charlie Ward fan."
What stands out about the other schools on his list?
Miami: "They send a lot of players to the pros."
N.C. State: "I have friends that go there like Willie Young and Dajuan Morgan."
Ole Miss: "That was my first offer."
What's most important to him in choosing a school?
"I'm looking at the education the most. I also want a good coaching staff and a chance to win a championship."
What goals has he set for himself in 2005?
"Last year I had 102 tackles, 23 for loss and 4 sacks. I'd like to get at least 125 tackles this season."
How would Emmanuel describe his strengths and weaknesses?
"I don't think I really have any weaknesses. I'm quick, fast, smart and I'm always on the ball."
How would he describe his experience at camp?
"I think I could have ran a better forty time. I thought the combine overall was very good though. It was better than the Nike Combine because we got more reps and all the players there were real good."
Combine Notes: Cook, who checked in at 5'9 and 200 pounds, was arguably the top linebacker in attendance at the Jacksonville Scout.com Combine. He ripped off a 4.54-second 40-yard dash and posted a 36-inch vertical jump, both top marks for the position.