Cook Has Seattle On His Mind

It's been nearly three months since Sheldon (Sacramento, Ca.) WR Alex Cook added his name to Washington's 2017 commit list and he's working on getting up to Montlake in a week to meet with the coaches and take part in the Rising Stars Camp next weekend...

"I'm looking at getting up there. I haven't bought the ticket yet, but I'm planning to go up there on the 15th," Cook told "Right now, it will probably be just me. We're looking for the best prices on flights and I think I might just come up myself.

"I have an aunt that lives up there, so I'll probably just stay with her."

While on campus, Cook knows he'll be counted on, along with the other commits in attendance, help the coaches recruit other prospects to join the program, something the talented receiver has already done.

"Jake (Haener) and I threw together down at camp," Cook said. "Going into it, I didn't even know he was that good, but then, I think it took just a couple of throws, I was like 'this guy's legit'. 

"We had a good time together and I think it'll be fun to play with him."

Back in in April when he committed to Washington, Cook chose the Huskies over offers from schools like UCLAOregon and California and he said once he made his decision public, schools backed off.

"I'm a Husky, so it really doesn't matter anymore, but no one has really been recruiting me since I committed," Cook said. "Pretty much everyone backed off. That's fine with me. I didn't want to be rude to anyone and they have made it so I don't have to be."

Husky receivers coach Bush Hamdan has been in contact with Cook quite a bit and the two are at the point where they don't even talk football anymore.

"We talk pretty much every day," Cook said. "We just talk about life. We rarely talk football.

"I feel so comfortable with him and the direction of the program there, I am just really looking forward to being part of it."

As a junior last season for Sheldon, Cook totaled 46 receptions for 703 yards and seven scores and this offseason he's been hard at work on every aspect of his game while also getting used to a new offense.

"We're going pro style this season," Cook said. "We have a new coach and a new staff, so he's implementing a new offense, so we're just trying to get used to it.

"Honestly, I can't stand the spread. It's too predictable. I'm looking forward to playing in this new offense, but that means I need to be stronger and run my routes a little differently, so I've been working on all of that stuff."

We'll have more from Cook after his trip to Seattle next week. Top Stories