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Texas CB Anthony Cook keeps word, reportedly plans to depart program

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Despite that, Cook’s name is reportedly not listed in the NCAA transfer portal

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Earlier this month and without much explanation, Texas Longhorns junior cornerback Anthony Cook stated via his Twitter page that he will not play another snap at Texas.

“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 wrote.

Cook then deleted the post. But on Tuesday, Inside Texas confirmed his departure.

Even so, the official nature of his decision to leave the program remains unclear. As of today, Cook’s name is not listed among in the NCAA transfer portal, 247Sports notes. As 247Sports reports, Cook – who played in 25 games during his time with the Longhorns, of which he started seven – is still only considering transferring from the program. Multiple sources told 247Sports that Cook was “telling people in the program” of his intentions.

As Burnt Orange Nation previously noted, entering his junior season in 2020, Cook was in line to compete for starting reps opposite of Jalen Green and alongside D’Shawn Jamison.

Last season, once Green went down with an injury, Cook saw an uptick in playing time.

This is a developing story.