Cook recruiting for Florida

The Gators signed two top notch running back in the Class of 2013 but the coaching staff has said they would like to add two more top guys in 2014.

Will Muschamp and his staff have already gained a commitment from Miami (Fla.) Central running back Dalvin Cook.

The 5-foot-11, 192-pound Cook committed to Clemson first before switching to Florida. He said the coaching staff at Florida was the reason.

“The reason I committed to Clemson was because they were a school I grew up liking,” Cook said. “But once I visited Florida twice, I feel in love with the program and the support staff there. And with coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson), he is just a great guy and my recruiting coach.”

This spring, schools from all across the country have come down to Miami Central High School trying to sway Cook but he says he is solid.

“I’m solid to Florida, that’s where I’m at,” Cook said. “Florida has a family atmosphere and that’s one reason I feel in love with them. I feel like they have the right staff and the right offense to help me get better as a player and into the NFL.”

There has been a lot of talk as to whether Cook would take visits to other schools this summer and fall but he says he won’t.

“No sir, I’m going to visit Florida,” Cook said. “I plan to go up there after spring to spend some time with the coaches and players there. I will definitely be up there for Friday Night Lights in July.”

Like most commitments, Cook has already set his sights on recruiting other players to join him in Gainesville in the years to come.

“I’m recruiting a few guys from down here,” Cook said. “One guys is my teammate DaVonte Phillips (2015 receiver).”

*Quotes provided by Nick de la Torre

Previous articleYeargin discusses decision factors
Next articleWilson has summer trips planned
Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.