Texas Nabs 5-star CB, Historic DB class

Anthony Cook. (Justin Wells/IT)

Anthony Cook. (Justin Wells/IT)

HOUSTON — Texas wanted one more defensive back for the 2018 class. So they got the best in-state, according to many.

Houston Lamar 5-star CB Anthony Cook committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-0, 180-pound corner chose the Longhorns over LSU, Ohio State, and over 30 other offers. He joins teammates D’Shawn Jamison and Al’Vonte Woodard in UT’s Class of 2018. Current Longhorns, Holton Hill and John Bonney, are also alums from Lamar HS a.k.a. DB High.

With Cook joining the current cast of characters – Foster, Overshown, Green, Sterns, Jamison – it goes to show that this is a position haul unseen in many years.

Excerpt from the Recruiting Notebook:

Ian Boyd: Cook is a great athlete with above average length for CB at 6-1 and a particular knack for playing off coverage and using his eyes and quickness to get eyes on the QB while keeping receivers covered. As a senior he’s also been adding some press coverage technique to allow him to grow into a great all-around corner. He’ll probably become proficient enough in coverage to be able to play man on the boundary and free up the safety to roam as Holton Hill did this season but he’d probably also translate to playing to the field and using his eyes in zone coverage.

Cook becomes the 20th member of Texas’ 2018 class joining Ryan Bujcevski (Marist Catholic College – Australia), Junior Angilau (Salt Lake City) D’Shawn Jamison (Houston Lamar), Rafiti Ghirmai (Frisco Wakeland), Malcolm Epps (Spring DeKaney), Keondre Coburn (Spring Westfield), Brennan Eagles (Alief Taylor), Jalen Green (Heights), Al’Vonte Woodard (Lamar), BJ Foster (Angleton), Ayodele Adeoye (Overland, MO), DeMarvion Overshown (Arp), Keaontay Ingram (Carthage), Caden Sterns (Cibolo Steele), Cameron Dicker (Lake Travis), Reese Moore (Seminole), Cameron Rising (Newbury Park, CA), Casey Thompson (Newcastle, OK), Byron Hobbs (FW Eastern Hills).