12.Jul.2011 Interview: Brandin Cooks
How was Oregon State able to earn your commitment over large market universities like Washington and UCLA?
Oregon State earned my commitment over those types of schools because the program here is just built off character, and that's my type of people. And the system ran here fits my style.
Coach Brennan was hired after your commitment. Has that change amongst the staff affected your development in any way?
When Coach Brennan was hired it was still the same expectations as before.
When the Oregon State coaches were recruiting you, did they point out the negatives of competing universities, or did they focus on Oregon State’s positives?
When Oregon State was recruiting me they focused on Oregon State and nobody else.
On a similar note, do the coaches use the Oregon fiasco as a teaching experience? How much time do the coaches spend emphasizing how to stay out of trouble?
Coach Riley is a strong guy on character and the teaching of staying out of trouble.
Oregon State has recruited a large number of WRs the past few cycles. Will there be 4WR sets or an Air Raid attack in the future?
That question is out of my hands I have no info on that.
Going into fall camp, where are you listed on the depth chart? Do you think you’ll see the field this upcoming season?
Going into fall camp I know I will be competing for a spot, and as far as seeing the field this upcoming year that's in my hands on how I perform.
Cooks also added that God and his mother have been the biggest role models in shaping who he is today.
Overall, I am slightly disappointed with how this interview turned out. I was hoping Brandin would shed more light several topics. To be fair, when we first spoke he asked if his doing an interview would be illegal, so I think he might have been spooked by the fiasco down south. No worries. Goodspeed, Brandin Cooks.