2015 Prospect Getting Offers

Levi Cook, the 6-9, 285-pound post prospect from Clarksburg (West Virginia) Liberty, has the size, hands and skills to one of the nation's best young post prospects, and he says he already has offers...

Center Levi Cook hails from the state of West Virginia. At the Hoop Group Future All-American Camp the 2015 prospect had a chance to put his skills on display against some of the best in the country, and he more than held his own.

At 6-foot-9 and 285 pounds, Cook is one of the biggest 2015 prospects in the country. Add in that he has great hands, a nice touch, and nimble feet, and it is easy to understand why he is so highly thought of as a prospect.

"It was a pretty good summer," said Cook. "I could have done a whole better individually. It was the first summer I had a chance to play against elite competition so it was a bit of an adjustment."

When it comes to recruiting interest, there is a long list of schools showing him early attention.

"UCLA, West Virginia, VCU, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Northern Kentucky, Marshall, Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, and a few others," said Cook. "I have offers from West Virginia, Marshall, and Northern Kentucky."

So far Cook has been able to make visits to West Virginia, Ohio State, and VCU.

The offer from West Virginia was a big one for Cook. Living only about 40 minutes from the Mountaineers campus, it is something Cook has thought about since he was little.

"It meant the world to me," said Cook of the WVU offer. "I have wanted an offer from them since I was two years old. It is something I never thought could happen, but it happened."

While Cook was thrilled with the WVU offer, he is remaining open, and one of the schools he likes is Ohio State.

"It kind of makes me want to play football up there," said Cook with a laugh about his Ohio State visit. "The stadium and atmosphere up there were nice. I liked the coaches, Coach (Jeff) Boals is a great guy and I liked Coach (Thad) Matta. Ohio State was great and I liked it a lot up there."

For now Cook is in no hurry to make any kind of decision. Instead he is evaluating all of his options and knows what he is looking for in a school.

"I look at the fans," said Cook. "If you have good fan support you will win and I want to win. Also I look at the coaches, the strength and conditioning program, and the academics."


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