- Greg Ostendorf, ESPN Staff Writer
HOOVER, Ala. -- Spanish Fort (Ala.) High School cornerback Jonathan Cook may be one of the more underrated players in the state, but with more than 20 scholarship offers already, the college coaches are taking notice.
Earlier this week, Cook picked up an offer from Nebraska, who also offered his teammate and University of Alabama commitment Deon Johnson.
“I was excited,” Cook said. “Like when I get every offer, I just thank God for it. They’re a good program.”
Cook says he and Johnson may go up to Nebraska this fall to take a visit. The 6-foot, 185-pound defensive back has already been to Ole Miss this summer and also wants to make a trip to Louisville in the fall.
Although it’s late, the Alabama native is still hoping to land an offer from the Crimson Tide before it’s over with. He worked out at the camp in June, and while the coaching staff likes him, there’s just not room.
“They’re trying to offer me as a gray shirt because they can’t give me a scholarship,” Cook said. “I’m not trying to do that. [Saban] wants me to come there, but they gave their scholarships. I’m just waiting now to see what they’re going to do.”
Cook also may be holding out for an offer from Auburn, who he thinks may pull the trigger soon.
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