Five-star running back James Cook recently de-committed from Florida State just this month and may have already have a new favorite among the schools recruiting him. His mother, Varondria Burnett, said that Georgia makes him “feel at home” the most. It would appear that she now knows who the frontrunner for her son is in his recruitment as well.
She told 247Sports that Georgia is the favorite and has become the top school for him because of the running back situation and the familial feel to the staff.
“We love Georgia. We love Georgia. We love Georgia. James will be committing in December during the early signing period. We should know by then. But we love Georgia. Definitely, love Georgia. Georgia would be the frontrunner. We love Georgia.”
Reading that you might think they love the Bulldogs right now. They have a visit to Athens scheduled for July 21-23 and are still planning on making their other visits to some of his top schools, but those dates are not yet known. The 5’11”, 181-pound running back is ranked as a five-star prospect and No. 3 running back in the country by Rivals.
The race for the Florida State legacy — he is the brother of Dalvin Cook — is believed to be down to just the Seminoles and Dawgs, but it sounds like Burnett and Cook will do their due diligence by taking some of those other visits. Louisville, LSU and Auburn were also mentioned by Burnett as places she wants to visit with her son and could get seriously into the mix if they do the right things on those visits.
Here are some highlights of Cook just so you can get an idea of how good he really is: