Although he grew up a huge Tennessee fan, this Florida stud decided that Miami was the place for him. The latest commitment for the Hurricances can do it all.
"Glenn talked to the coaches at Miami today and committed," said Hollywood (Fla.)
Chaminade-Madonna Head Coach Mark Guandolo of linebacker Glenn Cook. "He always liked Tennessee growing up and they did offer him, but he followed Miami as well and I think it was too good to pass up."
Cook, a 6-foot-1, 218-pounder with 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash, chose the 'Canes over offers from NC State, Tennessee, LSU and 17 others. He chose Miami for many reasons.
"I know Glenn loved the reputation for academics at Miami as well as the chance to play in big bowl games and for a national championship," said Guandolo. "I don't think it hurt that he could play within a half-hour from home as well."
So what kind of player is Miami getting?
"They're getting one of the smartest football players I've coached," he said. "He reads, recongnizes and reacts so well and he's a natural leader. This will be his second year as our captain. If he lacks one thing, it's blazing speed. He's plenty fast enough to play inside linebacker, but he makes plays more with his anticipation and smarts than with great speed."
And will this help with his teammate, fellow linebacker Jonathan Beason?
"That's a good question," said Guandolo. "They're good friends but Jonathan's team growing up was Florida State. I'm pretty sure Jonathan will go to either FSU, Florida or Miami."