After Franklin asked Colby if he was excited the future Commodore replied, "This is probably the best opportunity of my life."
Like other Vanderbilt commits, Cooke said that the family atmosphere is what mostly attracted him to Vandy.
"Probably the family, the relationships that I already have with all of the coaches," said Cooke. "Being able to play in the top football conference in America at a very prestigious school, very high academics. I kind of wanted to go to a school with the best of both worlds and Vanderbilt just offers everything for me."
Cooke, who visited Vanderbilt on Sunday, just felt the school was the right place for him.
"I went up for that camp and kind of like toured the place and walked around," said Cooke. "Everything there was just perfect and it was awesome. Being able to get a full ride and commit to a school like that was just an honor."
Cooke also had interest from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Richmond and South Carolina. Cooke said that Richmond was close to offering him and that Virginia Tech had offered him as an invited walkon.
The Virginian said that the Commodore staff plans to primarily use him as a punter but they also want him to be able to kick field goals too. He made 10-of-12 of those as a junior including a long of 47 yards.
"I averaged between 42-45 yards per punt and 4.5, sometimes 5.0 second hang time," said Cooke. "Mainly on good punts I like to go for a 42-yard punt with 4.2 hangtime to 4.5 hangtime. That's kind of what Vanderbilt was looking for."
Cooke describes himself as an athletic kicker. He runs a not too bad by kicking standards forty time of 4.8 seconds and benches 225 pounds. Cooke made three tackles last season and says he is fully capable of knocking a returner down if needed.
Cooke says that he also excels with kicks, "I knock lots of kickoffs for touchbacks."
As a junior he earned First team All-District, first team All-Region, first team All-Metro Richmond and first team All-State honors.