Father, Hoppy Cole, played offensive guard for the Rebels during the Sloan era. Brother, Mit Cole, is a rising senior and plays tight end for the LSU Tigers. And even Drew's grandfather, played offensive tackle for the La Lafayette.
Which way will the youngest Cole go?
now, I am getting a lot of letters, but the main ones are Auburn. I get hand written
letters from Coaches Dunn and Muschamp every week. Ole Miss, Coach Corrae sends
me hand written letters every week too. And LSU and MSU are writing weekly too.
Tennessee, Vandy, Stanford, and Memphis are sending a bunch of letters, but the
schools that are showing me the most interest are MSU, Ole Miss, and Auburn."
"I got a letter from MSU that kind of hinted at one,
but I will find out at Jr Day for sure. I do not want to say I have one and not
end up having one, so I am going to wait until I get up there and talk to them
about it first."
Which Jr Days will Drew visit this Spring?
now, I am going to Auburn, Ole Miss, and MSU. I was invited to LSU's, but it is
the same day as Ole Miss' this Saturday. I had already committed to go to Ole
Miss, so I am going to go to LSU on an unofficial visit sometime this Spring."
stands out about each college?
Ole Miss -
"My dad played there, and my mother graduated there. I grew up a huge Ole
Miss fan, and I grew up going to all of their games. It is a small town in Mississippi,
and I am a small town Mississippi boy. They have a new staff, and I think it is
going to work out for them."
"They have a small town as well. Coach Dun recruited my bother when he was
in high school, so he has been a long time family friend. Coach Muschamp recruited
my bother when he was at LSU, so we have a long history with Coach Muschamp. He
had me coming over to the LSU camps ever since I was in 8th grade. And Auburn
wins football games. That never hurts either."
- "They have some of the best facilities I have seen. Everybody has good
facilities, but they have exceptional facilities. My brother goes there too. And
Coach Henson keeps in touch with me for LSU. He also coaches tight end at LSU,
so that is my brother's position coach. We know each other pretty well. I like
MSU - "They have great
facilities, as well as the other three (schools). Coach Croom is a great guy,
and I like all of the new staff. Like Ole Miss, they are in a rebuilding stage,
but when they get the right players there, I think they will be real successful."
sophomore season saw him burst on to the scene with 51 tackles and 2 interceptions
while manning the CB position. Cole's junior season saw him collect 59 tackles,
1 interception, and 16 pass breakups. On offense, he had 82 carries for 601 yds
and 9 touchdowns. This was good enough to earn a spot on the Coaches 2006 4A All-State
The 6' 0", 180 pounder also helped Picayune to an undefeated
regular season last year.
"We had a real good season. Our first three
games we played 5A teams in Moss Point, Gulfport, and Harrison Central. We started
district play after that and beat all of them by 30 plus points. We did not play
in a real strong District, but we took care of business. We played McComb and
West Jones in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and then we got beat by Wayne
County in the 3rd round by 8 points."
Drew ran a 4.38 at one of the
combines last year and recorded a 10.9 100 Meter run last season in track. With
speed and size, which position will Cole play on the next level?
or free safety. It could be either one. Some tell me corner and others tell me
What does Cole do well at defensive back?
am a good open field tackler, and I run a lot of people down from behind. I have
good speed, and I can cover pretty well."
And like all good defensive
backs, Drew realizes there are a couple of technique issues he needs to fine tune.
need to work on my hips getting out of the back pedal. And my overall strength
could be better."
Cole's family history has taught him a few things.
always have to stay humble, and you realize that football is a team game, not
an individual one. And as far as recruiting goes, you take everything slow, and
let it come to you and have fun with it."
What will be the important
factors when it does come decision time?
"I will look at their needs
at my position and what kind of defense they run. Do they play man or zone? I
like playing zone because I like to read the QB and break on the ball instead
of watching your man's hips, so I watch their schemes a lot."
has he learned about the schemes from the four main schools?
studied Auburn a lot because I watched Coach Muschamp when he was at LSU and Miami.
He does a lot of different things. He runs CB's on blitzes, plays them man, and
plays them in some zone. He keeps you off balance. I like that. LSU plays a lot
of zone, and I have not studied Ole Miss or MSU enough to give you an analysis
on them yet."
Drew carries a 4.0 GPA / 19 ACT.
Which way will this Cole go?
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