Written By Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
The Hoosiers have something “Cook-ing” in Memorial Stadium
Randy Edsall and his Maryland Terrapins’ probably aren’t too fond of the Indiana Hoosiers right now, and IU Head Coach Kevin Wilson wouldn’t want it any other way. For the second time in as many months the Indiana coaching staff has received a pledge from a once Maryland verbal commit. First it was Virginia native Mike Majette, who back in early December decided he wanted to be a Hoosier after being committed to the Terrapins since July. Today we learned that Jameel Cook, a safety from the Lone Star State, has also flipped his commitment to join Indiana this fall.
Despite being committed to the Terrapins since last June, the talented Texas native decided to give the Hoosiers a closer look by taking an official visit to Bloomington this weekend. In the day and age of smart phones and social media, it was fairly obvious that Cook was having a good time during his trip to the capital of Hoosier Nation.
One can only speculate that it was Bloomington to which he was referring, but I’d say it’s a pretty solid bet.
No further explanation needed, this one speaks for itself
Tweeting out the call sign for the class of 2015 Hoosier commits only served to further fuel speculation
And finally Hoosier Nation received the confirmation it was so anxiously awaiting in this tweet with Safeties Coach Noah Joseph
Cook had a strong senior season for Texas’ North Ridge High School, recording 50 tackles, four passes defensed, and two forced fumbles per MaxPreps.com. He brings great speed to the safety position and demonstrates an ability to make open field tackles on his Hudl highlight tape.
While the 6-foot 1, 190 athlete might only be listed as a two-star prospect according to Rivals.com, his offer list clearly indicates otherwise. In addition to Indiana and Maryland, Cook also received scholarship offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Illinois, Iowa State, Kentucky, Memphis, Minnesota, Missouri, UTSA and Utah.
He is the son of former NFL fullback and Super Bowl Champion, Jameel Cook Sr. His brother, Remus Bulmer, is a running back prospect currently committed to Sam Houston State.