Warrensville Heights, Ohio- Ohio's quarterback class of 2011 looks to be strong once again, with four prospects already holding major FBS scholarship offers. Walsh Jesuit quarterback Connor Cook should be the fifth quarterback to join that group in the coming weeks. Rivals.com caught up with the talented passer at Saturday night's Raw Talent Underclassman Combine.
"Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan State are the schools that are most interested in me," Cook said. "My coach told me last week that Wisconsin plans to offer me either this week or next week. I am going to visit Michigan State on February 21st. I am just going up with my family, no junior day or anything like that. We are going to check out a basketball game."
"With Indiana, I talked to their quarterback coach. He said why wait until the summer to make an offer. He said the interest is mutual, so why not wait to make the offer."
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Cook expressed some concern about Wisconsin's distance from home.
"I would definitely consider them though," Cook said. "I would be very interested in Wisconsin. Cam (2010 Badger recruit Cameron Ontko) is obviously a big influence in going there because he is one of my good buddies.
Cook pointed out that his sister attends college in Virginia, and he hopes his recruitment picks up along the Atlantic Coast.
"I like Florida State, Boston College, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Boston College and North Carolina have been sending letters and I have talked ot them on the phone. I also like North Carolina State and South Carolina."
Cook participated in the U.S. Army Underclassmen Combine in San Antonio on January 8th.
"It was a good experience," Cook said. "Seeing the other talent across the country, players from California, Texas, the east coast and the west coast. I was a humbling experience in a way. I just see guys from Ohio. Then I go down to San Antonio and see how great everyone else is. I work out up here with some great athletes like Doran [Grant] and Shaq [Shaquille Washington]. Then I go down there, and there are so many players who are just as good or better. There was so much speed down there. It showed me that I have to work on my location and accuracy. It was easy to leave a ball a couple of yards behind the receivers."