Friday, July 19, 2013
4-star RB Cook checks out Florida State
By Corey Dowlar
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- One of the top running backs in the country, Dalvin Cook (Miami/Miami Central) was on campus at Florida State for the Jimbo Fisher Camp over the course of this week.
Though he did not participate, Cook had a chance to meet with the coaches -- Jay Graham and Tim Brewster, in particular.
"I have been seeing some of the coaches and just learning how they work," he said. "That's just about it."
Head coach Jimbo Fisher also spent some time with the four-star Florida commitment. Cook got a positive impression from the time he was with him.
"Jimbo, he is a cool coach," said Cook. "He was just saying that he wants to coach me."
New Florida State assistant coach Brewster has been tasked with the Miami area. And from the sounds of it, he has made Cook a top priority.
"Me and Coach Brewster have always had a good relationship since he got to Florida State," Cook said. "I was his number one target, and he has been coming after me hard."
Cook says he is firmly committed to Florida, and there is no reason not to believe him. But he did say he would monitor the Seminoles progress this season.
And NFL production has a lot to do with that.
"Yeah, they'll be a team I keep an eye on," he said.
"I always tell everybody that I am just trying to get ready for that next step. I want to get ready to go play in the pros. And they have the offense that I need to prepare myself."
One possible trip to Florida State this fall could be when they take on Miami in Tallahassee. Two other games are also of interest to him.
"I circled the Miami-Gator game," he said. "I am going to go up to the Florida State-Florida game.
Overall, Cook's trip was prospective in nature. He learned some new things about Florida State and what they have to offer.
Seeing former Miami Central star and current Seminoles running back Devonta Freeman was also part of it.
"I just saw the campus and wanted to meet some of the guys on the team," he said.
"He got a lot bigger. He got more bulk. That's good for him. He has always been a guy that I look up to. He carried our team to the state title probably by himself, so that's a great thing."