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.