Cooks Will Camp At UCLA in Summer

Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln receiver, Brandin Cooks, the MVP of the NFTC at Stanford, plans to camp in Westwood this summer, and the Bruins are in his top five...

Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln receiver Brandin Cooks (5-11, 185), was the premier playmaker at the Stanford NFTC, earning MVP honors in Palo Alto.

That's been kind of the story of the spring for Cooks, who's gone from unoffered when we first talked to him in March, to the owner of a half dozen offers.

"These last couple of months have been very important with the camps," said Cooks. "Even though I'm running track, I'm still getting my fix of football. All the colleges have come by the school, checked out my grades and that blew their mind. And they also got my film, and then the offers were rolling in."

So far, Cooks has offers from Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Oregon State, Nevada and Cal Poly, and he thinks more could be coming, from in-state.

"I think Cal, UCLA and USC could be next," said Cooks. "I will be at the UCLA camp and then the USC Rising Stars camp too. I've been talking with Coach (Clark) Lea at UCLA and Coach (Clay) Helton at USC about the camps."

Cooks said he's got a top five schools, with a heavy Pac-10 flavor.

"In order, my top school is Washington, then UCLA, Cal, Oregon and Oregon State," said Cooks.

But a decision isn't looming.

"I'm looking forward to taking some trips in the summer time, and possibly commit before the season starts," said Cooks.

Academically, he has a 3.7 GPA and took the SAT in the spring.

Last year, Cooks was named First Team All-League and First Team All-Area as a junior and Team Offensive Player of the Year. He had 46 receptions for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns and ran for 90 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, he had three interceptions for 110 yards. He also returned 10 kicks for 298 yards and had 12 touchdowns total and had 1,283 all-purpose yards.


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