Cook talks Mizzou offer

Cole Cook was offerless when last week began.

Cole Cook hopes to visit the Tigers and Wolfpack this spring.

By Friday, the 6-feet-6, 228-pound tight end from Carrollton (Ga.) had two of them, and that could just be the start.

"It's really been cool," Cook said. "I was really excited when I finally got that first offer. Then, I was really, really excited when I got another one two days later."

On Feb. 27, N.C. State became the first to offer. Last Friday, Missouri followed.

According to Cook, he had never spoken with anyone from Missouri until the night the Tigers offered him. It was Missouri assistant Alex Grinch that gave him the news.

"He said they watched my film and they really liked me," Cook said. "He told me a little bit about how they use the tight end, and he told me they've had some good tight ends come through the past few years. Obviously, they play in the SEC, and that was good. They told me they really like the way I could block and catch the ball. It definitely made me feel very confident in myself to get an SEC school to offer me."

Admittedly, Cook has a lot to learn about the Tigers.

"I got to watch them a lot more this past year because they played in the SEC, but I don't know a whole lot about them," Cook said.

For Cook, who was named Top Overall Performer at last weekend's MVP Camp in Georgia, visiting Missouri now is a priority.

"I definitely want to get there," Cook said. "I'd love to get out there and see everything."

It's early, but Cook said "N.C. State and Missouri are definitely my favorites right now, obviously."

According to Cook, he has spoken with both Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren and N.C. State assistant Frisman Jackson.

"They love the tight ends," Cook said. "They told me they really like my hands and blocking ability. They said I'd be a great fit in their system. I definitely want to try to get there as soon as I can. I hope I can get there and see some spring practices."

Already, Cook has visited Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech this year.

The only upcoming visit set in stone is April 4 to Boston College.

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