Report: Regina's Cook Commits to Hawkeyes

By Jeff Johnson, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Not only does Drew Cook look like his father, he has decided to follow in his football footsteps.

The 6-foot-6 junior quarterback from Iowa City Regina announced to the Iowa City Press-Citizen on Wednesday night that he has accepted a scholarship offer to play football at the University of Iowa. Marv Cook, Drew's dad and Regina's head coach, was an all-American tight end for the Hawkeyes before embarking on an all-pro National Football League career with the New England Patriots.

The Press-Citizen said Drew Cook received an offer from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz two weeks ago, which he immediately accepted. He did not want to go public with the commitment until Regina's basketball season ended.

That happened Tuesday night with a district final loss to Mount Vernon, though Cook did not tip his hand when asked after the game by a Gazette reporter what the latest was with his recruiting. He accounted for 3,003 yards and 27 touchdowns rushing and passing this past season for the Regals, who have won a state-record 56 consecutive games.

It is unclear what position Cook will play in college.

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