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James Cook (4) and Nolan Smith (4) Days Until Football

James Cook (4)
James Cook (4)

Career Highs
* 76 rushing yards vs. UMass, 2018
* 11 carries vs. South Carolina, 2018
* Long rush of 36 yards vs. Austin Peay, 2018
* 2 rushing TDs vs. UMass, 2018

2018:  Played in 13 of 14 games…team’s fourth-leading rusher, with 284 yards on 41 carries…also caught eight passes for 89 yards…had a team-high 133 all-purpose yards vs. UMass (76 rush, 23 rec., 34 KOR)…also scored TDs on runs of 26 and 27 yards vs. the Minutemen…had 56 yards on eight carries vs. Vanderbilt…gained 38 yards on 11 carries, all in the second half vs. South Carolina…saw extensive action vs. Austin Peay, rushing six times for 66 yards and catching two passes for seven yards…caught two passes vs. MTSU for 37 yards…one of four players named Offensive Newcomer of the Year at team’s post-season awards gala.

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High School: Miami Central, coached by Roland Smith…transferred to Miami Northwestern after football season to finish out his senior year…selected to play in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, in which he ran for a 16-yard touchdown…247sports.com four-star prospect…ranked as the #41 overall prospect, #3 all-purpose running back and the #8 prospect in Florida…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #28 nationally and a member of the Top 150 Dream Team…Rivals.com five-star prospect, ranked the #22 overall prospect, #1 APB and the #7 prospect in Florida…ESPN.com four-star prospect, ranked #54 nationally, #3 RB and #16 in Florida…ranked as the No. 9 prospect in South Florida for the Class of 2018 by the Miami Herald…also Miami Herald 2017 All-Dade Class 8A-6A First Team offense at the athlete position…led the Rockets to a 10-4 record as a 2-way player in 2017…rushed for 782 yards and 10 TDs on 91 carries while also making three interceptions and two defensive TDs in his senior season…played for the Lunar Beast team at Nike’s The Opening 2017 Finals…ran for 178 yards and three TDs while leading Miami Central to its fourth FHSAA Class 6A state title in a row…also competed in the 100m, 200m, 400m and shot put for the Miami Central track team…younger brother of Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, a former All-American at Florida State.

Personal:  Full name:  JAMES COOK…recipient of the Frank G. Lumpkin Football Scholarship.

Nolan Smith (4)
Nolan Smith (4)

2019:  Enrolled at UGA in January and participated in Spring drills.

High School:  IMG Academy, coached by Kevin Wright…one of four finalists for the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, given to the nation’s top senior offensive and defensive linemen…247sports.com five-star prospect, top-ranked prospect nationally…PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, #2 prospect nationally, #2 WR…ESPN.com five-star prospect, #2 prospect nationally, #2 defensive end prospect nationally, #1 prospect in Florida…Rivals.com five-star prospect, #5 prospect nationally, #2 player in Florida…had 47 tackles, 14.5 for a loss and 6.5 sacks in his senior season…USA Today All-USA first team and #2 on the USA TODAY pre-season Chosen 25…as a junior, he had 41 tackles, 10 TFL, four sacks, two fumbles recovered, an interception, a fumble forced and a blocked punt…2017 MaxPreps Junior All-American Team First-Team offense…transferred to IMG Academy in January of 2017, after two years at Calvary Day, where he played DL and RB…2016 All-State Class A-Private First Team defense by both the Georgia Sports Writers Assn. and AJC…2016 MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team Second-Team defense…defensively, he amassed 75 tackles – 16 for a loss – to go along with 27 QB hurries, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt as a sophomore…offensively, he led the team with 712 rushing yards and scored 12 total TDs.

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Personal:  Full name: NOLAN SENTAL SMITH…Intended major: Biochemical Engineering

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.