Recruiting: Cook Taking Things Slow

Offensive lineman Grant Cook of Jonesboro, Ark., has grown since he stopped by Stillwater this spring. Cook says he is now officially 6-6 and weighing in at 300 pounds, as opposed to the 6-5 1/2 and 290 pounds previously listed. The extra special physical attribute is this big man can run as he has clocked a 4.97 in the 40-yard dash. Next Wednesday he is going to the Arkansas state track meet to throw the discus with a qualifying throw of 140 feet. Recruiting continues to progress for Cook.

"Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Arkansas State have offered," said Cook. "Missouri called and said they are going to offer. I've really grown up more of an Arkansas State fan than Arkansas. Fayetteville is four and a half hours north of here and Arkansas State is right across town in Jonesboro, so I've always followed them."

Cook said he will take his time in recruiting. A 3.5 student he has not decided on a major, but knows what he is looking for in a school and he saw a lot of those things when he made his trip to Stillwater to see Oklahoma State.

"I'm looking for good facilities. Academics are high on my list. Coaching staff and tradition," explained Cook. "That kind of stuff. Really those are the things I am looking for in a school."

Cook said he plans on going to a lot of camps this summer. He wants to hit the one-day camps and says he doesn't mind just going from school to school every weekend during the summer. He's going to be careful in making his decision.

"I'll be patient, and I am going to sit back and take all five of my visits," said Cook. "I want to make sure that when I sign that paper that I am 100 percent sure that there is no place better for me than the school I am signing with. Not anywhere that is even close to that school, and that is why I will take it slow."

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