Penn State offered Georgia Class of 2017 offensive lineman Case Cook a year ago. With the Nittany Lions now having piled up commits from three linemen who project as college guards, we decided to track down Cook to see where things stand with PSU.
"I get messages and mail from them,” Cook said. “Coach (Matt) Limegrover, Coach (Dwight) Galt and Coach (James) Franklin all talk to me about football. But no one from the PSU staff has come by spring practice to visit."
The three-star prospect said his primary PSU contact had been Herb Hand, who in January left to become offensive line coach at Auburn. Though he has not heard nearly as much from the Lions since Hand left, he is still interested in the program.
"I would like to visit PSU,” he said. “It would have to be in the summer before I could see them with that being a long trip. I plan on visiting some other schools that I haven't seen, but I’m not sure which ones yet. I'll have a better idea of who I will visit this summer, after spring practice."
Does Cook have any favorites in his recruitment?
“I have three or four that I really like,” he said. “I keep that between me and those schools. I just don't get into the social media recruiting stuff and chasing offers.”
Cook plans to trim his list this summer and then hopes to make his decision before the season.
He is the younger brother of N.C. State tight end Cole Cook.
Loney's Take: If PSU turns up the heat, it’ll have a chance to get a commitment. For now, though, it seems things have cooled.