Carrollton (Ga.) High School's Cole Cook took an unofficial visit to Mississippi State back in late winter. On Thursday the 2014 tight end prospect was back on campus but this time he participated in a Bulldog camp session and left with a good impression.
"I like all the coaches and they are all really nice," said the 6-foot-6 and 225-pound Cook. "I like the environment around the school and it is a nice college town. Then it is like the campus is in its own little world and I like that."
In his first camp experience of the summer, Cook said he picked up several helpful hints as he enters his junior campaign at Carrollton High School.
"I learned a lot about getting off the ball and in man-to-man coverages," said Cook. "They showed us a lot of good tips to get open as a tight end against all kinds of coverages. Those are definitely things I can take into my junior season."
Outside of camp competition and picking up coaching instructions, Cook noted he was also impressed with the facilities on MSU's campus and those facilities currently in the works for the future.
"I like Mississippi State's facilities a lot," said Cook. "I also like what they are doing in the future with the stadium and the football facility. I think that is going to look great."
Cook said the rest of his summer schedule will feature several other camp stops, including a couple of stops at other SEC programs.
"I am going to Tennessee for a couple of days and Alabama for a couple of days," said Cook. "Then we have a lot of team camps with my high school."
In the early stages of his recruitment, Cook said he is drawing interest from Mississippi State, Alabama, Michigan State and Rice among others. Although he holds no early favorite, he did note of a conference he prefers.
"It is really exciting," said Cook. "I am looking forward to what it's coming in the future and getting my name out there as much as I can. I am just seeing what is all out there and I would like to go somewhere in the SEC."