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Junior CB Anthony Cook says he won’t play another snap at Texas

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Cook was set to compete for a starting position in the secondary.

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In rather surprising news, junior Texas cornerback Anthony Cook announced on Thursday evening that he will not play another snap at the University of Texas. Cook made the announcement on his Twitter page.

“Due to unfortunate situations I will not be playing another snap for the University of Texas. (This) Has nothing to do with anyone or anything. Please respect my decision,” Cook said.

Entering his junior season, Cook was set to compete for starting reps opposite of Jalen Green and alongside D’Shawn Jamison.

Although he started last season as a backup to Jamison, Cook saw an uptick in playing time when Green was out with an injury. He started six games as a sophomore in 2019. The former four-star recruit from (Houston) Lamar was a key cog for Tom Herman’s first full recruiting class at Texas, which ranked No. 3 nationally.

Senior cornerback Josh Thompson and second-year defensive backs Chris Adimora and Kenyatta Watson II would be next in the rotation as Cook’s replacement in the secondary.

UPDATE: Cook has deleted his earlier tweet.

This is a developing story.