Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett wide receiver/safety Jared Cook is one of the fastest rising prospects in the Peach State. Though he has yet to pick up his first official scholarship offer, he has a long list of schools expressing their interest in him.
“I still don’t have any offers yet, but I got a lot of calls last month,” Cook said. “I’m hearing from Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Auburn, North Carolina, Duke, LSU, UCLA, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and some others right now.”
The 6-foot-5, 202-pound Cook turned the head of quite a few college recruiters at the Atlanta NIKE camp in May with his size, speed and athletic combination.
“Pretty much all the schools recruiting me told me to come to camp and that they wanted to see some more film,” Cook said. “I broke my foot last year and didn’t get to play all that much so they are all kind of waiting to see what I can do.”
Cook runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and has a 35-inch vertical jump. He could project as a wide receiver, tight end, safety or linebacker on the college level.
“Right now my list of favorites is still looking the same,” Cook said. “Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and LSU are all in there. I think right now that Clemson is probably my leader. They are recruiting me the hardest and I really like the offense there. They have good coaching and it is a really good school for wide receivers to go to, which is what I would prefer to play in college.”
Cook stated that he plans to attend camp at Georgia and could potentially attend a camp at Stephenson High School next week.
“I think wide receiver is my best position and that is where I think I want to play on the college level. I play safety and wide receiver for my high school team , but I want to play wide receiver in college. I think with my height and speed that is my best position.”