With Pudge Cotton out of the picture in 2015, there's going to be a lot of wondering as to who will fill his shoes on the defensive side of the ball. One player that's working to fill that role is Devon Cook, Eastern Michigan's fifteenth commit.
"Honestly, Eastern Michigan was my first and only Division-I offer," Cook told Hustle Belt, "I liked Eastern from the beginning. Plus, it's only 30 minutes away from home, so my parents can go to the games."
Unranked by the major recruiting websites, but Cook fits right in with the EMU football program, already having the same "E-Tough" mentality that the coaches keep preaching about.
"I like coach [Chris] Creighton, I like how he says that they'll play anybody, anywhere. It's basically how we do things at Harrison," Cook said. "I really liked the gray field too... I like how it resembles a parking lot."
Cook noted that tackling was one of his strong suits, as well as being a good student for the game. "Having played on varsity for the past three years, I've studied the game a lot and I'm able to call plays before they come, basically," Cook said.
EMU was Cook's only D-I offer, receiving other offers from lower-level Michigan schools like Grand Valley and Ferris State.
"I'm excited to be an Eagle. I can't wait until next season."
Check out one of Cook's highlight tapes courtesy of Hudl: