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Speedy DB Claims UVa Offer
Malcolm Cook has gone under the radar in terms of coverage of the state of Virginia’s class of 2013. But Cook claims offers from N.C. State, Penn State and UVa, and today he looked the part of a major FBS prospect at Virginia’s one-day camp. In the morning testing session, the Richmond native posted two excellent times in the 40-yard dash, running a 4.4-flat and a 4.41. The 6’1″, 198-pound rising senior carried his positive play into the afternoon, when he worked out at strong safety, free safety and wide receiver.
“I felt I did great today,” a smiling Cook said shortly after the camp.
Cook attended Armstrong High School in Richmond for the first three years of his high school career. He made a splash as a freshman, tallying over 900 yards (combined rushing and receiving) and scoring 12 total touchdowns. In his time at Armstrong, he has played quarterback, running back, wide and slot receiver, cornerback and safety. Mike London, who Cook says offered him a scholarship back in February, likes him as a safety.
“I think I could play defense or offense in college, but I really like defense. That’s what I really like,” Cook said.
Cook is transferring to Fork Union Military Academy (VA) for his senior season. He’ll play on Micky Sullivan’s prep team with highly regarded quarterback Christian Hackenberg , a Penn State commit.
“I’m looking forward to playing with guys who want to make it as bad as I do,” Cook said of going to FUMA. “I also want to get my ACT up. I’ve scored a 16 twice. I need to get to 17, but I want to get to 20. I don’t want to settle. My GPA is good right now, but I want to improve there too. I have a 2.9.”
Cook says he plans to make official visits this fall in hopes of committing somewhere in November. Penn State and UVa are his favorites.
“I love the atmosphere at UVa,” Cook said. “My mom loves it. The staff is lovely. The players are nice. I’ve talked to Anthony Harris . The academics are great.”
TheSabre’s Take: Scholarships are tight in UVa’s class of 2013, but Cook appears to be on the radar as a potential recruit. Safety may be his likely position in college, but he made a nice catch on a deep ball late...
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