Tyler Cook is a close friend of Sean Dowling and that could only mean good things for UCLA's recruiting efforts in the future.
Dowling is a firm UCLA pledge and Cook, a 2014 linebacker from Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta, said it would be neat to one day play together in college.
"Sean Dowling is one of my best friends and the fact that he's going to UCLA and I might have the opportunity one day to go there and play for that team is huge," Cook said.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect made another trip to UCLA this past weekend for its win against USC and Cook was amazed at the environment.
The Bruins are definitely under serious consideration and he hopes an offer could come as his junior season continues in the playoffs against Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., this weekend.
"It was really electric down there," Cook said. "You know the huge rivalry between those two schools and UCLA pulled through with that win and the whole stadium was just electric.
"That coaching staff is incredible. I can't think of any other coaching staff that compares to them. With the experience they have on the defensive side, their whole program is crazy right now.
"The coaching staff is definitely a very big thing for me. It's the whole thing. They're motivating, they're inspiring and they have a long history of championships."
Boise State, Oregon and San Diego State are three other programs showing interest in Cook, who's focused on gaining weight after an off-season bout with mononucleosis.
The UCLA coaching staff said they'd like to review more film after his junior season as well.