Getting to know the players who will soon grace Nebraska’s sideline.
My school: Spanish Fort (Spanish Fort, Ala.).
Positions: Cornerback and wide receiver.
This week: Spanish Fort (2-0) plays Gulf Shores on Friday.
Of note: Earlier this month, Spanish Fort had its game against Daphne broadcast nationally on EPSN.
“It was crazy watching us play on ESPN,” Cook said. “I watched it right when I got home.”
Trophy case: Spanish Fort won a state title in 2010, and Cook had two interceptions in the championship game.
The college life
Projected position at NU: Cornerback.
First contact with the Huskers: “It was late this summer when (NU assistant coach Terry Joseph) talked to me and they saw my highlight tape and offered me a scholarship. They asked the coaches who a good corner was, and they said, ‘Jonathan Cook.’”
My final three schools: Nebraska, Ole Miss, Minnesota.
Date committed: Aug. 9, 2012.
Of note: Cook has yet to visit Lincoln, but will make his official visit on Oct. 27 for the Nebraska-Michigan game.
If I wrote my recruiting profile
Wt: 187 pounds
Mel Kiper would say: “A lock-down corner that can hit.”
Rivals.com says three-stars: “I feel like I’m one of the best corners, but I don’t worry about them stars. I’ve covered five-star receivers at camps and did OK.”
Favorite video games: NCAA Football and FIFA Soccer.
Husker fans keep in touch: “The Husker people stay in touch with me on Twitter. Other fans on Twitter asked me if I really want to go somewhere where it’s that cold. The Husker fans gave me a warm welcome.”
Sporting event on my bucket list: “It would be crazy to go watch a soccer game overseas. I’d like to go to Brazil to watch soccer games.”
-- Brent C. Wagner