Five-star wide receiver Johntay Cook commits to Texas

The Longhorns added another five stars to the future of Texas football when the five-star receiver Johntay Cook made his decision to go to college today, announcing his commitment to the Texas Longhorns. The five-star 247Sports Composite from Desoto, Texas signed to the Longhorns after a long recruiting spree that ended with Texas leading a top-three finish from Oregon and Michigan. Cook’s decision took over a year and he said he was ready to come home.

“Honestly, I’m ready to go home,” Cook said. “It’s just the right fit for me. I couldn’t be wrong. Coach Sark is an offensive genius. Texas has loved me since day one. Ever since the new staff came in, it’s been a love constant. As soon as coach Marion I was there, it was as if I had known him for two years. It is the best situation for me. With Manning Arch, no one will be able to make fun of him and me. First year I will have Quinn ewersso I’m probably going to have the two best quarterbacks in college football.”

Texas was able to get on Cook early and never lost momentum. Austin is a cozy place to cook.

“Since the first time I went to Austin for this camp, it was like the air in Austin was just different,” he said. “I felt like that was where I needed to be. It’s the closest thing to Dallas I’ve seen.”

Manning Arch and Cook have also been linking up for over a year. Manning called to let Cook know the news before making it public.

“Arch called me and told me,” he said. “He told me he was about to commit to Texas and he wanted to call me. We spoke again that night and he told me I had to commit the same day.”

An Under Armor All-American, Cook put up insane scoring production conceding 19 of 39 catches.

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The 247Sports scouting report on Cook from National Scouting analyst Chris Singletary reads:

“Checking in at a verified weight of 5ft 11½ and 171lbs with a well-proportioned upper and lower body. Cook has muscularity that can continue to add weight and strength. More than an arm’s length and a sufficient wingspan which is an asset for him with regard to the catch radius.

“Very good ball bursting which gives him an immediate advantage over most defensive backs from the snap. Excellent quickness and change of direction. His quickness in short areas is a plus when performing pivots and breaking lanes. drive his hips in and drop his body weight where he can create separation and accelerate away from the defender Good body control with little wasted movement as he navigates his routes Hand catcher who snatches the ball in the air with ease .Ability to follow the ball deep and make hard catches over the shoulder.Make the hard catches and compete for 50/50 balls.Adapt to running the road tree both from the slot or the position of the outside receiver.

“This dual-sport athlete who also competes in track and field, still has some growth in his skills and overall game. He had some really good numbers as a junior where he accounted for 38 catches and 806 yards for an average of 21.2 ypc as well. like 19 touchdowns. By his production you understand he’s a threat every time he’s on the field. Being a starter once he gets to college as well as a artist of all conferences and goals he can certainly achieve.

At 6 feet, 170 pounds, Cook is ranked the No. 6 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 6 prospect in Texas, according to 247Sports Composite.

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