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Cook looks for second straight title

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West Palm Beach (Fla.) Palm Beach Gardens safety Emmanuel Cook was scheduled to take an official to Raleigh last weekend. The 5-foot-10, 197-pounder didn't make it on an official to North Carolina State. What kept the No. 32 safety from going on the visit?
"I actually had a game this week as we beat Palm Beach Lakes 28-10," he said. "I ran for 221 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns. I also had a sack and a forced fumble. Next we got Winter Park in the semifinals. We've just got to take it one game at a time and focus on this team."
Cook plans to retake the visit with the Wolfpack, but has not rescheduled it yet.
"They told me to get back in touch with them after the football season and we'll reschedule," he said. "I know that will be at least after December 10th. I also didn't want to make the trip because I had a bunch of family coming down."
Besides rescheduling his trip to North Carolina State, the three-star prospect is about to change it up with Rutgers too. Cook isn't sure when the new date for that trip will be either.
Cook has scheduled one new official to South Carolina on January 20th.
"They've been recruiting me hard and have a new coaching staff that plays a lot of young players and I feel I could get some playing time early there," he said. "I've been talking to Steve Spurrier Jr. and his father and they both seem pretty cool and down to earth. They also text message me a lot which is cool too."
Who is the No. 55 player in Florida looking at for his final official?
"It's up in the air between Miami, Arizona State, Minnesota and Wake Forest," he said. "Miami is still waiting on film and I'm planning to take it to them on an unofficial sometime. They told me it'll take about a week to evaluate and then I'll know of an offer. Meanwhile, Arizona State and Minnesota have been recruiting me a lot and are something different to check out. I think I could also come in and play early as a true freshman possibly. Finally, a lot of Florida players go to Wake Forest and I know they recruit this area really well."
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