Cook, rated the No. 9 prospect in Alabama and the No. 15 cornerback in the nation by 247Sports, originally committed to Nebraska this summer. However, he had been hoping for an offer from Auburn or Alabama in recent weeks. The 6-foot, 183-pound senior texted Spanish Fort coach Mark Freeman after the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic at Cramton Bowl with the news that he had been offered by Alabama and accepted. “I’m very proud of him,” Freeman said. “I am a big fan of Johnny Cook. He’s worked hard since we’ve been here. Alabama is getting a great player and a great person. I’m going to support him whatever he does in life.” Cook intercepted seven passes for the Toros (14-1) this season, returning two for touchdowns. He finished the season with 81 tackles and 23 passes broken up.
Signs of the impending Mayan Apocalypse are few and far between, but the Birmingham News’ columnist Kevin Scarbinsky getting it right could be an omen of uncomfortable significance.In a column appearing in the Sunday print editions of all three of Alabama’s major daily newspapers, Scarbinsky discusses the Southeastern Conference’s decision not to issue any suspensions for rough play during the SEC Championship Game on December 1. In it, he reaches an amazingly logical and correct conclusion: