Dawgman Signing Day Profile - Alex Cook

Sheldon (Sacramento, Ca.) WR Alex Cook is a big-time athlete who many classify as "just a great football player"...



Comparison: Shaquelle Evans (UCLA)

Prep Career/Awards: Named first-team Sacramento Bee All-Metro as a defensive back in 2016 ... Huskies went 8-4 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs as a senior in 2016 ... made 26 catches for 609 yards (a 23.4-yard average) and eight TDs and also rushed for 369 yards and three scores on just 39 carries as a senior ... credited with 92 total tackles and also returned kicks and punts for Sheldon ... as a junior, caught 46 passes for 703 yards and seven TDs while recording 48 tackles ... PrepStar All-West Region ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... listed as the No. 220 overall prospect and No. 32 receiver in the nation by scout.com ... played for coach Joe Cattolico as a senior.

Offers: Cook chose Washington over offers from the likes of Oregon, UCLA, Utah, Washington State, Colorado and California among others.

Why Washington: "The program and the coaches just make you feel at home. I felt like I was already part of the family there and they are really big on the 'Built For Life' program there and that was also something that made me want to be part of things there."

If he had chosen a different school: "Cal and Oregon were two schools I liked a lot. UCLA was another school I had a huge interest in, but honestly, once I saw what Washington had to offer, I really didn't think about anyone else."

Analysis: "Cook is one of the most versatile players in the West in this class.  A four-star receiver,  he’s just as good at safety and is constantly making plays at both spots.  He’ll play receiver in college and he’s a natural pass catcher, uses his hands well to catch the ball and is a reliable receiver." - Brandon Huffman

Position Projection: Cook is big, explosive and athletic. His skills project well at safety or wideout, but make no mistake, he's going to play receiver once he gets to Montlake. Expect him to work into the receiver rotation at either the "X" or "Z" where his size and explosiveness can be used their maximum potential.

2017 Season Projection: With Washington lacking a lot of big, physical receivers, expect Cook to get a long look at seeing time as a freshman. He's so explosive and his ball skills are excellent, so he could be the big wideout the Huskies are looking for even though he's not as big as fellow commit Ty Jones.

Alex Cook 2016 Senior Highlights

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