Miami running back Dalvin Cook commits to Tigers for class of 2014

Projected as one of next year's top prospects, Cook rushed for 1,100 yards as team's No. 2 back, runs 4.38 40

Dalvin Cook (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott,

Dalvin Cook (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott,

Given the opportunity, Dalvin Cook was as good as his word.

Cook, a rising junior at Miami Central High who's projected to be one of the top running backs in the recruiting class of 2014, committed to Clemson on Tuesday during the second day of Dabo Swinney's high school camp.

Cook, who has claimed Clemson as his favorite for several months, said before arriving on campus that he planned to commit if given a formal offer by the Tigers' coaching staff.

Cook, who also had offers from Alabama, Southern California, Georgia, Florida State, Miami and Louisville, is ranked as the class of 2014's No. 60 player overall by 247Sports.

As a sophomore the 5-11, 190-pound Cook rushed for 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns while serving as Miami Central's secondary back.

He was a standout in the school's state championship game, when he rushed for 84 yards on six carries, including a 63-yard touchdown burst, and returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.

In track he was Miami Central's top performer in the 100 meters (11.18) and 200 meters (22.62) this spring.

At the Junior Rank Miami Camp last month, Cook won the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.38 seconds, and was described on the camp's website as "one of the fastest Junior Rank has seen."

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