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Interest in Cook picking up

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Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain's Kelvin Cook will not play quarterback in college, but after a stellar senior season under center, interest in the 5-foot-11, 160-pound athlete is increasing.
Cook added his first MAC offer, and his sixth offer overall, last week from new Miami (Ohio) head coach Chuck Martin.
"Miami is a good school," Cook said. "[Coach Martin] is a pretty good guy. He's the one that called me, offered me and told me he saw a lot of good potential in me. He believes in me, so that's key."
Miami (Ohio) is one of Cook's top priorities for an official visit when January comes. He already has a trip scheduled to Minnesota for the weekend of Jan. 17.
"I was supposed to check out Minnesota, but I may change the date and go to Miami first," Cook said. "[Minnesota] told me they are looking at me and like the film. Coach [Jim] Zebrowski came by the school, but I think he may come by the home in January."
Minnesota has not offered a scholarship yet, but Cook is optimistic based on what he has heard from the Golden Gophers and he likes what he knows of the school.
"My uncles are both working in Minnesota right now, so I know a little bit," Cook said. "I heard it was a good school with nice facilities and a great program."
Other schools that have offered Cook are Georgia Southern, Indiana State, New Mexico State, The Citadel and Eastern Illinois. Additional schools continue to show interest.
"Indiana is showing interest and Coach [Kevin] Wilson came to one of my games," Cook said. "Purdue is showing interest. I think Marshall may be interested too."
Cook rushed for 1,722 yards and 18 touchdowns from the quarterback position this season. He also threw for 922 yards and 13 touchdowns. His position in college, though, is likely to be receiver.
"Everybody is either slot or athlete," Cook said. "I got some film from my junior year when I played wide receiver and [showed] I can catch the ball too."
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