Kylar Cooks, a senior at Liberty-Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas signed a letter of intent to attend Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas on a full football scholarship. Cooks signed his letter of intent at a ceremony at the Liberty-Eylau administration building in Texarkana Wednesday, morning.
Cooks dominated his opponents while playing left tackle for the Leopards with numerous pancake blocks and jarring hits including one that knocked a defender’s helmet off during a earth shattering block during an LE boys JV game game.
“He pulled out on a screen pass to protect and he hit another player who’s helmet came off and I knew then he was special then,” Steve Wells, Liberty-Eylau athletic director and head football coach said.
Coach Wells said that Cooks, who was voted most valuable lineman in district 7-4A is into everything.
Cooks excelled on the field and in the class room
“He’s an awesome student, in the choir and sang a song at a school board meeting,” Coach Wells said.
Kylar said that he was grateful to coach Wells and his line coach Jeremy Harrell for their leadership at Liberty-Eylau.
Kylar Cooks said that he likes San Marcos, Texas and is looking forward to moving there.
“It’s beautiful, there’s a lot to do there,” Cooks said. “It’s wonderful.”
Kylar said he’s not sure what he will major in at Texas State. However, upon graduation, he said he would like to open up businesses.
Cooks signed his letter of intent. His Mom watched with tears in her eyes. She said she’s proud of her son.
“She always cries,” Cooks said.