Cook Getting Ready for Playoffs & Visits

Emanuel Cook, from Palm Beach Gardens, (Fla.) has been out of action due to Hurricane Wilma and will miss another week of play due to the storm. had the opportunity to speak with him about his season and recruiting.

"The season is going great," stated Emanuel Cook. "We are 7-1. We didn't play last week because of Hurricane Wilma. We won't play this week either. We'll play at Jupiter next Friday for the district championship. I am having a pretty good year. On offense I have over 950 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. I am not sure about my stats on defense."

High school teams are entering play-offs and recruits are scheduling official visits. Cook has several schools on his list.

"I am going to take all my official visits before I make a decision," Cook said. "Everything is really tight right now. I am wide open. The main schools I am looking at are N.C. State, South Carolina, Rutgers, Ole Miss, Miami, Wake Forest, Arizona State and Minnesota. Miami is the only school out of that group who has not offered me."

When asked of his official visits, Cook replied, "I am going on an official visit to Rutgers December 9. I am really looking forward to it. I spoke to Coach Rizzi last night. He is a real cool coach. He is laid back. He acts like he is still young and still has it in him."

Cook has been impressed with Rutgers from the beginning of the recruiting process and said, "I think Rutgers has a great education program. Their football program is getting a lot better. I think I could have an instant impact once I got there. They are recruiting me as an outside linebacker."'s three-star linebacker knows what he is seeking in his college choice and shared what keys aspects will help determine his decision.

"The main factors for me will be how much I like the environment," he said. "I want to have a good relationship with the coaching staff and the players. Distance will not play a factor at all in my decision."

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