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3-star Texas safety Jameel Cook commits to Maryland

Texas native shows skill at different positions


Jameel Cook Jr., a three-star prospect from Ridge Point (Texas) High SChool has committed to the Terrapins, Terrapin Times is reporting.

At Ridge Point High School, Cook has been used as an inside and outside linebacker, as well as a kick returner and wide receiver. On special teams, the 6'1" 190-pound defensive back was able to cut corners with his explosive speed (he claims a 4.46 40) to block a few punts.

Cook is considered a three-star prospect by the 247sports composite, ranking him as the 95th-best safety in the nation and the 156th-best prospect in the state of Texas. His highlight reel speaks for itself, showcasing his ability to rush the passer, track down offensive players from behind and force fumbles.

Previously from Cook

The class of 2015 recruit received his first offer from Colorado in early February, getting two more from Missouri and Maryland later that month. He later picked up offers from Kentucky, Arizona State, Minnesota and Iowa State, among others. Cook is the son of former NFL fullback Jameel Cook and the brother of two-star running back prospect Remus Bulmer.

Cook is Maryland's 13th commitment in the class and the second of the day, following Florida wide receiver Jahrvis Davenport. He joins cornerback Kareem Ali as the Terps' two secondary commits in the class. Cook joins fellow Houston-area player Mbi Tanyi as the Terps' two Texan players in the class -- Houston is an area Keenan McCardell has been working on since his hire as the Terps' wide receivers coach. Jacksonville has been another key area for McCardell since his hire -- that's where Maryland grabbed Davenport from earlier Friday.