It was clear from the get-go that the Husky coaches wanted to inject more size, athleticism, and talent into their wide receivers corps with this year’s recruiting class. In Alex Cook, they’ve got their man. The 6’2”, 180 lb. pass-catcher from Sheldon High School in Sacramento committed to Washington over offers from most of the Pac-12, and is ranked the 220th overall prospect in the nation, and 6th best receiver out West. Cook was a three-star recruit when he verbally committed to the Dawgs, but has since seen his ranking improve.
Washington was always a school Cook had his eyes on. Cook’s seven-on-seven coach was Brandyn Thompson, who played for Chris Petersen at Boise State and was MVP of the 2010 Fiesta Bowl. Even before Cook got a UW offer, he already had a number of Pac-12 offers but was vocal about wanting to play for Petersen at UW, because of how highly Thompson spoke of Petersen. Thompson also played with Bush Hamdan at Boise State, so there’s another UW connection there, too.
As a prospect, Cook a very strong all-around receiver, without standing out in one particular area. He’s solid at running routes, catching passes, getting separation, blocking downfield, and perhaps most importantly, has the physicality necessary to play in the Pac-12. He’s been one of Washington’s most solid commitments, having not wavered or looked in another direction once. Check out his senior year highlights below:
Bush Hamdan is excited!