Recruiting: Cowboys Offer Arkansas Lineman

One of the visitors to the Cowboys first spring scrimmage Friday was offensive lineman Grant Cook of Jonesboro, Ark. Cook spent a lot of time eyeballing the OSU offensive line, perhaps seeing how he might fit it. The truth is the 6-6, 295-pound Cook would fit nicely on any school's offensive line. Cook, who made the K8 Super Team and Arkansas Democrat Gazette Junior All-State Team, has offers from Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Ole Miss.

Cook is also hearing from Tennessee, Mississippi State, Florida State, Miami and Georgia Tech. He has visisted Oklahoma State and Arkansas unofficially.

"I think I am going to wait and do everything," Cook said of his plan in recruiting. "I'm going to do the whole thing and take all my visits (rather than commit early)."

Cook also plays basketball and throws the discus in track. He is really an all-around athlete who has run sub 5.0 in the 40-yard dash. He has a 285-pound bench press max, 495-pound squat max, and can vertical jump 26 inches.

He said he liked what he saw on his trip to Stillwater last week.

"I thought the campus was pretty nice and I like the way everything is right there together in walking distance," said Cook. "That grant that they got from Boone Pickens is nice and you can tell they are going to do some neat things in remodeling the stadium, the locker room, a new weight room, and all those things."

Expect Cook to be a player who Oklahoma State stays after. Obviously, he said he is going to wait and go through the entire recruiting calendar and the competition looks like it could be very stiff, but this OSU football staff has shown that it is not afraid of competition in the recruiting arena.

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