The South Florida Express captured the IMG 7on7 championship last weekend in Bradenton, and they featured a roster filled with top talent. Although quarterback Akeem Jones was named the event's MVP, Troy Cook also impressed throwing the football.
Cook, 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, alternated with Jones and showed a live, accurate arm. The Miami Palmetto product was one of the early stars of the first Express tryout camp, following a successful junior season.
"My junior year was successful and it was my first year as the starter," Cook stated. "I think I could have done better, but overall I was happy. I think I'm very accurate as a passer, and I can put the ball where it needs to be. I'm working on footwork, and keeping it tight during game action."
Although he is still looking for his first offer, Cook is in contact with several schools.
"I'm going to Florida International's spring game later this month," he explained. "I will also be going to Florida State for their spring game. I was invited to games at Miami last year, and was able to go there. I loved it at UM. I was also invited to games at Rutgers and Duke."
"Most of these schools tell me they want to see me in camp this summer," he added. "FIU is recruiting me the hardest right now, and they've told me they liked my film. They want to take one quarterback and I'm on their board. I'm just looking for a school that believes in me, and distance from home won't be a problem. I'd like to stay in Florida, but that's not a must."
As a junior at Palmetto, Cook threw for over 1,100 yards, with 11 touchdowns and only four interceptions.