Cook feels he’s Florida’s missing piece

The news that Florida running back Matt Jones is out for the year has Dalvin Cook (5-11, 192, Miami, FL Central) thinking that he and stud wide receiver Ermon Lane (6-2, 1 72, Homestead, FL) can step in and play for the Gators early next year.

“I feel like they need more playmakers like me and Ermon,” Cook said. “I feel like I can do everything on the field and help them in a lot in ways not only running the ball, but catching the ball out of the back field and on special teams.”

A lot of the reasons that Cook feels the way he does about playing early is he’s confident in his game but also he has been a constant spectator of the Gators offense this year.

“They are struggling right now because of the quarterback change, I think,” Cook said. “I think the offense revolves around the quarterback so that has to get better and the running game has to get going if they want to win.”

Despite Miami fans and even the Canes coaches feeling like they have a shot to land Cook he says he’s solid to Florida.

“I’m still solid to Florida, I talk to Florida every week and  I talk to Coach T-Rob about everything from football to life,” Cook said. “I’m still working on Trevor Darling to come to Florida. Ermon and me are going to go Arkansas, FSU and either Alabama or LSU or somebody like that, I’m not sure.”

With four official visits already planned to other schools, Cook and his good friend and fellow Florida commit Ermon Lane have also planned to attend the Florida/Florida State game together for their official to Gainesville.

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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.