Cook stood out on Sunday
This story originally published on FOXSportsRecruiting.com
Cole Cook
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 25, 2013
Chad Simmons


Cole Cook traveled down to Valdosta, Ga. on Sunday with a purpose and he talks about his camp experience and more here.

Cole Cook is a 6-foot-5, 234 pound tight end out of Carrollton, Ga. and he is known for his blocking because of the offense he plays in.

He can do more than block though and he showed that on Sunday at the MVP Camp in Valdosta, Ga.

"I got it there and I wanted to get as many reps as I could Sunday," Cole Cook told Scout after being named Top Overall Performer Sunday afternoon.

"I wanted to go out and show people that I can catch the football and run good routes. Everyone knows I can block, they know about my size, so I wanted to show them what else I can do."

Cook did that.

He was snatching balls out of the air, he was catching balls some thought he couldn't get to, and he showed strong and very consistent hands all day on Sunday.

Could this performance lead to his first scholarship offer?

"I do not really know what it is that is holding schools back from offering me. I am getting a lot of interest from schools (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt among others), but none have pulled the trigger yet. I hope that changes soon."

This Carrollton Trojan is staying positive and he knows he has the talent to play at the highest level.

He was assured of that on Sunday too.

"When my name wasn't called out as the Top Wide Receiver/Tight End I thought that was it for me. I was a little surprised when I heard my name called for the Top Performer.

"I felt I had a very good day, but I was still surprised. It felt good though," Cook added.

Cook competed from start to finish at the MVP Camp Sunday and he knows it will only help him in the long run.

"I have been to a lot of different camps and this is the closest one to a true college camp. The MVP Camp makes you work and compete like a college camp. I really liked it, I had to compete against other top players, and it was great taking home an award."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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