Cook was raised by his grandmother, who spent much of his childhood with him. His grandmother, Betty cook, was very kind to her family, including some of Darwin cook’s high school teammates. Cook’s grandmother often donated some clothes to the students in need.
Darwincook comes from an athlete’s family. His brother, Didier, is an excellent point guard at the University of Mississippi and will be eligible for the NBA draft in 2020. Brother James is also a full-fledged runner. He finally chose the University of Georgia after being invited by many universities.
Born in West Florida, Darwin cook and Atlanta Falcon runner devinta Freeman come from the same high school in central Miami. Cook, who is three years younger than Freeman, gave up the chance to join the school team in senior one, but didn’t join the team until senior two, because he thought he couldn’t replace Freeman in senior four at that time. Freeman also led the team to the “6A level” state championship that year.
After that, cook began to serve as a running guard and defensive guard in the team. In his senior year, cook took the county’s 177 best possession and won 1940 yards and 34 touchdowns. In the first quarter of the regional finals, after Joseph, the quarterback who shared the chance to run with cook, was injured and left the field, cook took the lead of the team and won the game with 244 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also led the team to the state championship. Cook was also named “Mr. Florida Rugby” (awarded the best high school rugby player in the state) this season.
Cook in high school was also an excellent runner in the state at that time, and his best 200m score in 2013 was 22.10 seconds. Won the championship in the 4 × 100m and 4 × 400m competitions in the region.
Excellent physical fitness and on-the-field performance make Darwin cook a five-star player. It also attracted the attention of many universities for him. Cook’s first choice was Clemson University, then the University of Florida. But after the University of Florida ended the season 4-8 that year, the five-star runner’s mind began to waver. Finally, on January 1, 2014, cook decided to join Florida State University.
Florida State University’s historical run was 1242 yards set by Warwick Dunne in 1995. Darwin cook, a sophomore, broke the record in just one season.