Vanderbilt adds Cooke to signing class
March 5, 2012
PERSONAL Colby Neal Cooke... Son of Jeff Cooke and Donna Coffey... Born July 20, 1994... Born and raised near Richmond... Dad is sales manager... Has a younger sister, Marley... Stepfather (Mark) played collegiate soccer... Enjoys snowboarding and playing computer games.
GOOCHLAND HEAD COACH JOE FOWLER "We used Colby exclusively as a kicker because we also had an outstanding punter (Purdue commit Thomas Meadows) in same class. Those two have been pushing each other for years, but Colby can definitely punt and should be in the mix at that position as well.
"Colby is a young man that possesses all the abilities you'd want in a punter/kicker. He has the technique and size to compete right away.
"Colby kicked off the ground as a senior. That 51-yarder he made in the championship would have been successful in the college game."