Brock and Cooks Move On

After two years with the South Alabama program, rising junior Martino Brock and rising senior Allyn Cooks have decided to finish their careers elsewhere. The two mainstays were granted their unconditional releases this past week and are now seeking new universities to play for.

Brock and Cooks informed the coaches in March of their desire to leave but the terms of their release were not able to be established until the academic semester had been completed. Once it was determined that their GPA and academic progress towards their degrees was sufficient to not cause any APR penalties to the university if they transferred, they were granted an unconditional release. Being released means that even though they must sit out a year due to NCAA rules, they can be on scholarship during that time. Had they not been released than they would not have been able to accept a scholarship until a year had passed.

Cooks could not be reached for comment, but Brock informed JagsJungle.com that he is in the process of lining up visits to South Florida, Memphis and Dayton. Brock made it very clear about what he is looking for a new program.

"I want to play on a bigger stage," he said. "I want to do everything I can to get to the next level."

Brock and Cooks played hard during their time at USA and will be missed, but USA fans are pleased with the players that have been signed to replace them. Hopefully this will be one of those situations that turns out best for everyone.

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