When Purdue recruited linebacker Wyatt Cook it apparently got a package deal. Today's player is Wyatt's brother and a walk-on transfer from East Carolina.
Wes Cook - Jr.
Westminster, MD (East Carolina)
5'10", 197 pounds
2016 Prediction: Reserve at Safety
Wes Cook officially joined the team in the spring of 2015 as a walk-on. 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.