A recruitment originally set to end in late October will finally come to close on Wednesday shortly after 3 p.m. CT, when Houston Lamar cornerback Anthony Cook will make his decision between three finalists on ESPNU.
After an official visit to Austin in late September, Cook named the ‘Horns his co-leader with the Buckeyes. By late October, days before Cook’s original planned decision date, the 247Sports Crystal Ball had swung firmly in favor of Texas. However, LSU still looms as a potential threat for head coach Tom Herman’s program as Ohio State has faded.
If playing time becomes a deciding factor for Cook, the departure of junior cornerback Holton Hill could help the Longhorns, though the Tigers could also lose two cornerbacks early to the NFL Draft.
A 6’0, 168-pounder, Cook is a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 33 player nationally, the No. 5 cornerback, and the No. 2 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.