Is Florida State looking to make a dent in Georgia’s highly regarded recruiting class for 2018 and take away one of the Bulldogs’ two running backs?
James Cook, the younger brother of former Seminoles star running back Dalvin Cook, is a 4-star running back prospect who’s pledged to the Bulldogs after de-committing from the Seminoles back in July. Cook played for Miami Central High School.
Florida State beat reporter Wayne McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat revealed that Cook made a surprise visit to Florida State’s campus on Friday night. McGahee suggests that a hire made by new coach Willie Taggart may have something to do with Cook’s seemingly renewed interest in the Seminoles.
4-star UGA RB commit James Cook is on campus at #FSU currently. He’s a former FSU commit. Willie Taggart’s first hire, Telly Lockette, was the head coach at Miami Central before he got into the college game.
— Wayne McGahee III (@WayneMcGaheeIII) December 16, 2017
Later, 247Sports corroborated that report by listing Cook’s trip as an official visit. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect committed to the Bulldogs in late October.
At the moment, Cook is one of only two running backs in Georgia’s 2018 class along with 5-star Zamir White. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, White is the No. 1 running back in the class while Cook is No. 3.
Georgia currently has the No. 3 recruiting class in the country for 2018, behind only Ohio State and Texas.