2023 5-Star WR Johntay Cook commits to Texas
The dominoes continue to fall for Texas football following the commitment of 2023 five-star quarterback Arch Manning last week. On Tuesday, DeSoto product Johntay Cook II announced his commitment to the Longhorns, becoming the 17th member of the 2023 class.
With Cook's commitment, the wide receiver becomes Texas's ninth pledge in their 2023 recruiting class, and becomes the second highest-rated recruit in the class - trailing only Arch Manning. Furthermore, Cook is currently rated as the sixth-ranked wide receiver in the nation's 2023 recruiting cycle per the 247Sports Composite.
Prior to his announcement, the Dallas-area native had amassed 41 scholarship offers, choosing Texas over the likes of programs such as Alabama, Michigan and Texas A&M.
The 5'11" wide receiver is known for his quick route running and has become a key player for one of Texas's powerhouse high school football programs in DeSoto. Last season, Cook tallied 806 receiving yards and 18 receiving touchdowns, ultimately helping DeSoto reach the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.
Texas picks up two more commitments in 2023 class
Texas continues to roll on the recruiting trail since the commitment of Arch Manning. Over the past 48 hours, the Longhorns have added two more commitments to the 2023 class from safety Derek Williams and defensive end Billy Walton.
Williams, a 5-star safety out of Louisiana, chose Texas over offers from Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and more. Walton, who was originally committed to Oklahoma State, decommitted on Monday evening before pledging to the Longhorns on Tuesday afternoon. The South Oak Cliff product is ranked as the 50th best edge prospect in the country per the 247sports composite rankings.
Texas is up to 16 commitments in the 2023 class and currently have the 3rd best class in the country per the 247sports composite team rankings.
Let the good times roll: OL Jaydon Chatman pledges to Texas
An historic week for Texas continues to get even better. Kyle Flood and Steve Sarkisian received good news Sunday afternoon when 2023 OL Jaydon Chatman pledged to the Longhorns.
Chatman chose the Longhorns over offers from Texas A&M, LSU and Oklahoma. The Harker Heights product becomes the 3rd OL commit today, joining Connor Stroh and Andre Cojoe.