Junior quarterback Connor Cook likely to return for senior season: 'Who wants to leave college?'
Junior quarterback Connor Cook has already won a Rose Bowl and has MSU in the hunt for a national championship this season, and it looks like he’ll be adding even more to his legacy next fall as well.
On the Dan Patrick Show earlier today, Cook was asked about his future at MSU and if he planned on coming back for his senior season with Cook suggesting that’s been the plan since he came to MSU.
“I was planning on it for the whole time, even before this conversation,” Cook said on the Dan Patrick Show. “Who wants to leave college, ya know? College is fun, you have great relationships with people here especially the coaches, your teammates and I’ve obviously thought about it with my parents but we’re just taking it one week at a time as the season goes. But the main goal is to use up all of my eligibility here at Michigan State.”
Cook has recorded 1,868 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns and holds a 60.6 passing completion percentage through MSU’s eight games this season. Cook also has two rushing touchdowns on 44 rushing yards this season.
Cook has been projected by some as a first round draft pick, with WalterFootball.com having Cook go No. 5 overall to the St. Louis Rams in his latest 2015 NFL mock draft that was released on Tuesday.
When asked what would make Cook consider leaving early by Patrick, he responded saying one reason he would leave if he was projected as “one of the top quarterbacks” or a “guaranteed a first round pick.”
MSU has a bye this week but will return to the field next week against Cook’s home-state team, No. 13 Ohio State. The game is a primetime matchup on ABC, with kickoff from Spartan Stadium set for 8 p.m.