How exactly he figures into the discussion remains to be seen, of course, but with the team carrying two redshirt freshmen and a redshirt sophomore going into the 2013 season, they’ll be looking to get someone in the fold to take the reins under center for the years after they begin FBS play in 2015.
Cook, a 5’11”, 192 pounder, has been offered by Charlotte, and if he chooses the Niners, he’ll enter a quarterback picture in 2014 that will include Matt Johnson, Lee McNeill and Patrick O’Brien.
“I’ve watched (him) grow from a shy 9th grader into a tough senior leader with incredible athletic ability,” Stone Mountain coach Dante Ferguson told me. “He is a very hard worker and leads by example.”
As a starter, Cook led his Pirates squad to an 8-2 record. Last season was a struggle, however, as the team went 3-7, but Cook finished the year as an all-county and all-region selection. Going into his senior season, he has some offers besides Charlotte, according to Ferguson.
“He has received additional offers from Southern University and App State,” Ferguson said. “He’s been receiving a lot of interest from Georgia Tech as well.”