Cook is on the Gators radar

Although it wasn’t the same turnout as last weekend’s Junior Day, Florida still hosted a pair of teammates from Georgia on Saturday.

One of the players in Gainesville was Carrollton (Ga.) High tight end Cole Cook who visited Florida for the first time on Saturday.

“I had a fantastic time,” Cook said. “I really really enjoyed my first visit to Florida. Everyone was very welcoming and glad to have me on campus today.”

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Cook has yet to receive an offer from Florida, but after Saturday he knows where he stands in regards to the Gators.

“They didn’t offer me today but it was a good visit,” Cook said. “Coach (Will) Muschamp said they really liked me and I was definitely on their radar. He told me that they had all the confidence in me to play at the Division I level.”

Overall, Cook really enjoyed his visit to Florida, but one moment stood out to him.

“I liked the facilities and campus a lot, especially the campus,” Cook said. “My favorite of the trip was getting on the board and talking football with coach (Derek) Lewis the tight ends coach. It was a lot of fun.”

The coaching staff is a big reason this trip was a success in the mind of the junior tight end from the Peach state.

“I thought the coaching staff was an awesome staff,” Cook said. “They are great people as well as coaches. Florida was definitely my favorite visit so far of anywhere I have been to yet.”

Cook was accompanied on the visit by his teammate defensive tackle Dontavius Russell who holds an offer from Florida.

“He really enjoyed the visit as well as I did,” Cook said.

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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.