While the tip proved to be correct, Cooke did fly in and out of RDU this week -- his reason for visiting the area was not to see the campus of North Carolina.
The 6-6 star wing who attends Northern Valley (NJ) was in town visiting his girlfriend at Duke University, Cooke's guardian Debbie Bortner informed IC.
The Carolina staff made recent contact with the Cooke household to clarify their status with him. The staff informed Cooke and Bortner that the Heels won't be able to recruit him.
"They called the other day," said Bortner, "and they told us that they would no longer be recruiting him. They said that they're stacked at that position and that they wanted to be fair to their players."