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49 Days To Purdue Football: Wes Cook

Today's player is part of a two-for-one deal with his younger brother committing.

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Today we have a virtual unknown player, but he has some D-I experience after transferring from East Carolina.

Wes Cook - Fr. (RS)

Westminster, MD (East Carolina University)

5'10" 189 pounds


2015 Projection: Reserve at safety

Wes Cook officially joined the team this spring as a walk-on, but he has a good excuse. He is the older brother of incoming freshman Wyatt Cook, one of the top commits in the 2015 Purdue recruiting class:

Now, the two might get the chance to play together at Purdue. When Wyatt's recruiting started to pick up, their father figured why not see if Wes could get the chance to walk on wherever his brother went. Wes is now at Purdue working out with the Boilermakers and at 5-11, 185 pounds, will try to make the team as a safety.

"I pretty much put all my cards on him and put my future in his hands," Wes said of his brother. "We made sure that didn't play any part in where he would go, but if it was a school I could play at, it could benefit both of us and Purdue could not have been any better with helping me through this process. They treat their walkons like they're part of the team. I'm having a blast so far."

Wes has an uphill battle to see the field, but his brother could help him pave the way.