Cooke’s dad says Oregon State return unlikely

Iowa State’s recruitment of Oregon State transfer Hallice Cooke received a bit of a curve ball earlier this week when former Beaver head coach Craig Robinson was fired by the university. After that news, would Cooke, who averaged 8.2 points per game as a freshman last season, consider going back to Oregon State?

“You never know who’s going to come in," Cooke’s father, Rob, recently told "It may not be the person you want. I told him, ‘Just take your time, weigh your options. Just realize you have two more visits left.’”

You can CLICK HERE to read’slatest full report on Cooke’s recruitment. 

Within it is an update on where Cooke will take his final two visits. The ZagsBlog piece matches up with what we reported on Sunday evening, that Cooke will visit St. Josephs and Dayton before making a final decision. 

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.