It was a major offer for the three-star linebacker from Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta, but Cook has already made his commitment to BYU and it sounds like he plans to stick with it.
Cook, who's been committed to BYU since early August, was offered by the Golden Bears in recent days.
"Just like every offer I'm going to take it very seriously and make sure I do my homework," Cook said. "Coach (Andy) Buh is a really cool guy and I like that program so I'm definitely going to do my research, but I am pretty solid thus far with BYU.
"Unless something happens that's too dramatic, I'm sure I'm going to stay with BYU."
The Vista Murrieta standout said he plans to visit BYU in January, but no other official trips have been planned for this month. There is a possibility he could see some other schools, but Cook said his commitment remains strong.
The Cal offer did catch Cook a little off-guard, especially because they like him at middle linebacker. It's also one he wanted for a long time, but the three-star said he's happy with his decision to make an early commitment.
"I definitely have my official for BYU coming up in January, but any other ones we're still talking about as a family," Cook said. "I was a little surprised because (Cal) wants me as a middle linebacker. It's an extreme honor. Cal was the offer I wanted a long time ago and I'm happy I got it."
Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Duke, Fresno State, Kansas State, Miami, Vanderbilt, Washington State and many others have offered as well.
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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