Taylor Cook: Sleeper QB at Rice Consolidated

The Texas Longhorns will look to sign at least one quarterback from the class of 2008. The top three junior quarterbacks in Texas are Riley Dodge, Andrew Luck and Ivan Delgado. However, there is a sleeper quarterback at Rice Consolidated High School that some consider to be just as good as the big three.

Taylor Cook is an extremely polished quarterback that might fly under the radar. He has a tremendous frame and is a leader in the Rice Consolidated locker room. Head Coach Brad Dumont talked about Cook's ability on the football field and revealed his overall favorite.

"He has good grades and will be a qualifier," Dumont said. "He has a strong arm and is one of our team captains as a junior. He is also a tremendous punter. His best qualities are probably his good vision and arm strength. He runs a 4.6, so he is fast too."

The 6-foot-7, 205-pound Cook attended a number of summer camps and has been on campus for a couple of unofficial visits this year. He is already hearing from several major programs through the mail.

"He has visited A&M and Texas a couple of times on unofficial visits where he got to talk to some of the coaches," Dumont said. "He went to the TCU camp this summer. He went to A&M and Texas as well. He is getting a lot of mail from all the Big 12 schools."

Did Cook enjoy his visits in Austin?

"Yes, if he had a choice to go anywhere that would be his first choice," Dumont said.

Cook has led Rice Consolidated High School to a 6-1 record through seven games this year. He has thrown for 1,222 yards with 16 touchdown passes.

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