Posted On: 07/29/20 11:07 AM

Smaller school players never seem to get enough exposure, but they very much deserve it. Here are a few 1A-4A

RB Denim CookDenimCook5'9" | RBSt. Theresa | 2022IL, JR. – St. Teresa (2A)

Cook is a smaller back, but in height only as he checks in at 5-foot-9-inches but weights 200-pounds. What he lacks for in height, Cook makes up for with balance and strength. Arm tackles will not bring the young man down. Vision is another good attribute to Cooks game, as he takes good angles on zone running plays which helps make up for lack of elite speed. A punishing runner, Cook loves to create contact and makes defenders pay the price for trying to tackle him. A knack for getting over the goal line is another positive to his game as Cook ran into the endzone 28 times during his sophomore year. In St. Teresa’s only 2 losses last year, the dimunitive back was held to under 100 yards, with an average of just 3.3 yards per carry. Compare that to his 8.2 YPC season average and you see why Cook is so important to his team. Cook’s game will remind many of UCLA great Maurice Jones-Drew bowling ball running

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