Gator Chomping everyone says Cook

There were more than a dozen running backs in Oregon this week and only one was named to the Opening all-tournament team.

That running back was none other than Miami (Fla.) Central running back Dalvin Cook, who spent a large amount of time recruiting one player in particular this week.

“I’ve known Ermon (Lane) and we are real cool,” Cook said. “We are from the same area and we’ve been chilling and talking a lot. I’ve been going after him hard to go to Florida. I’ll text him or call him and just say “GatorNation” and hang up.”

While the 5-foot-11, 192-pound Cook has been recruiting the Miami receiver hard, he says he doesn’t need to recruit a quarterback.

“I got my quarterback that I needed in Will (Grier),” Cook said. “I love that guy. This is the first time meeting him but he is a cool person and a laid back guy. He’s a leader too. I’ve been watching him a lot and I’ve seen his character. I’m glad because everything starts from the quarterback when we get up there and he has it. He’s real athletic too and does a back flip a lot.”

Cook says that while he is out recruiting, two other guys have been with him.

“Khairi (Clark), (Anthony) Moten and I have been everywhere,” Cook said. “They have been talking to everyone too and we’ve been Gator Chomping everyone and everywhere. It’s good to bond with those guys this week.”

Cook said his only planned visit is to Friday Night Lights in July, where he plans to recruit more guys to the Florida Gators.

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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.