Elite Houston Lamar cornerback was originally scheduled to choose between the Texas Longhorns, Ohio State Buckeyes and LSU Tigers on Monday, Oct. 30, but that’s no longer the case, as Cook has postponed his commitment date, according to a report from EJ Holland of 247Sports.
A five-star prospect, Cook’s decision to delay his pledge can be credited to uncertainty as to where he wants to play college football just yet.
After Ohio State stood as the overwhelming favorite throughout the bulk of Cook’s recruitment, Cook officially visited Texas on Sept. 29 and the visit place the Longhorns in pole position right alongside the Buckeyes. Numerous reports have even indicated that had a commitment come at any point throughout October, Texas would have been the pick. Cook then officially visited LSU on Oct. 14 during the Tigers 27-23 win over No. 10 Auburn, and that visit, too, gave Cook plenty to think about.
With a final three of Texas, Ohio State and LSU, Cook is tasked with choosing between three options that are tremendously appealing to him and weighing numerous factors, such as playing time, professional potential and proximity to home.
Of course, given how things have played out his his recruitment as of late, Cook is yet to make a decision as to which of those three programs fit his needs best.
Cook is set to enroll early so a decision will still come at some point in the near future.
The 6’0, 169-pound coverage corner is ranked as the nation’s No. 14 player, No. 2 cornerback and the No. 1 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.