Florida State running back commit James Cook plans on graduating high school a year earlier.
Cook, the younger brother of FSU junior running back Dalvin Cook, has decided to reclassify to the Class of 2018, he confirmed to the Tallahassee Democrat on Sunday. The news was first reported by 247Sports.com.
Cook, who is already 16 years old, will enter his second year of high school this fall at Miami Central, and would not be able to play high school football during his senior year because of age restrictions.
He was a Class of 2019 prospect, who committed to Florida State in March.
Cook is taking online classes to help him graduate high school in three years, and allow him to play college football a year earlier than expected.
Cook gained national attention after helping Miami Central cruise to its fourth straight state title with 15 carries for 178 yards and three touchdowns in December. His older brother helped the team win the first two titles during the stretch.
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Cook also holds scholarship offers from at least 14 schools in the country, including Miami, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, USC and Ohio State.
In the video below, Cook recaps his visit to FSU in February: