Kelvin Cook projects as a top wide receiver in college, but that isn't keeping him from being one of the most electrifying quarterbacks in the nation while still in high school.
Cook, who is the spark for Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain High, found himself stuck in his own end zone in desperate need of an escape. What came next was straight out of a video game, with the slippery senior avoiding a host of Louisville (Ky.) Trinity High would-be tacklers en route to what may be the season's most unlikely non-Hail Mary touchdown.
After nearly getting wrapped up at the line of scrimmage, Cook cut right and left, spun and sprinted his way 98 yards right to pay dirt, helping Colerain roll to a 42-28 victory.
What makes the touchdown scramble all the more impressive is that Trinity knew it was coming. Cook and his Colerain squad threw just two passes, but, as reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal, the quarterback still racked up 263 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground.
By games end, the Cardinals had accumulated 458 rushing yards on 51 carries, an average of nearly 9 yards per carry against a team that won a RivalsHigh national title just two years earlier.
There's no question that Cook's elusiveness played a major role in that success. Just ask his coach.
"If I put myself in a phone booth with him, I probably can’t tackle him," Colerain coach Tom Bolden told the Courier-Journal. "That's Kelvin right there. The best thing about him is that he wants the ball in his hands.
"[If I had to defend Cook I would] try to sneak 14 guys on the field."
After watching Cook's touchdown run, it's hard to disagree with Bolden.
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