Cook excited for the Opening

With the summer now in full swing, prospects are touring campuses, participating in camps and also competing in big name events.

That’s exactly the case for Miami (Fla.) Central running back, and Florida commit, Dalvin Cook. Cook will take on one of his biggest challenges yet next week in Oregon.

“I’m heading to the Opening this weekend,” Cook said. “I’m scheduled to leave Sunday night. I’m excited to get out there and compete. Duke (Dawson) and I are going to be out there recruiting for Florida, trying to get some big players to come to Florida.”

Even though the 5-foot-11, 192-pound Cook has been committed to Florida for two months now, the recruiting process still hasn’t slowed down.

“I’m at USC’s camp this week with CeCe Jefferson,” Cook said. “The same schools are still recruiting me but I’m trying to take things as easy as possible. I still talk to Florida the most and I’m still a solid commit to the Gators but Alabama, USC and Miami call a lot.”

Florida is making sure that the Miami Central prospect knows how much he is wanted in Gainesville next year.

“Coach (Brian) White is the coach I talk to the most by far,” Cook said. “He tells me how Gator Nation is doing and what’s going on around there and what the team is up too. He always tells me how much I’m needed there and how he can’t wait to coach me when I get to Florida.”

Cook says that he plans to get back up to Florida soon so he can connect with the coaches and meet with them more.

“As soon as I get back from the Opening, I’m going to make plans to get up there,” Cook said. “I’ll most likely be up there for Friday Night Lights. I want to bring my teammate Devante Phillips with me because I’m recruiting him to Florida.”

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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.