A big weekend for Texas just got bigger.
After competing in the Texas state 7-on-7 tournament this weekend, Desoto (Texas) wide receiver Johntay Cook will head directly to Austin to begin his official visit. The Composite five-star prospect was originally planning to visit the Longhorns during a big game weekend, but he made the decision to move that timeline up so that he could focus on his senior season and his goal to bring another state title to the powerhouse Dallas program.
“I realized I’m trying to go crazy for my senior year, and with all of these visits, I’ve already missed enough summer workouts,” Cook told Horns247 prior to the announcement. “I don’t think that’s good for me and my team. We all need to grow together so we can win a state championship. Also, the coaches feel like they’ll be able to roll out the red carpet a little longer than they would during a game visit.”
Cook has already been on three official visits with trips to Ole Miss, Oregon and Michigan in the last month. Following the Texas visit, Cook will have one trip left. The Longhorns have been a front runner in this recruitment since offering early in his high school career, and he’s been to Austin more than any other program. The Longhorns are looking to bag Cook and go two-for-two at Desoto as they already hold a commitment from his teammate Tre Wisner .
As a junior, the Under Armour All-American caught 38 passes for 806 yards and 19 touchdowns logging a staggering touchdown rate of one score per every two catches.
Here’s the 247Sports Scouting Report from National Rankings Analyst Chris Singletary :
Checking in at a verified 5-foot-11 and a half and 171 pounds with well proportioned upper and lower body. Cook has a muscular build that can continue to add weight and strength. More than an ample arm length and wingspan that is an asset for him with regards to catch radius.
Very good burst off the ball that gives him an immediate advantage on most defensive backs from the snap. Excellent quickness and change of direction. His short-area quickness is an asset when he is running pivots and in or out breaking routes. Nice at sinking his hips and dropping his body weight where he can create separation and accelerate away from the defender. Good body control with little wasted movement when he is running his routes. Hands catcher that plucks the ball out of the air with ease. Ability to track the deep ball and make tough over the shoulder catches. Will make the tough catches and compete for the 50/50 balls. Adapt to running the route tree from both the slot or outside receiver position.
This 2-sport athlete who also competes in track and field, still has some growth left within his skills and overall game. Putting up very good numbers as a junior where he accounted for 38 catches and 806 yards for a 21.2 ypc average as well as 19 touchdowns. By his production you understand that he is a threat anytime he is on the field. Being a starter once he gets to college as well as a all-conference performer and goals that he can definitely achieve.
At 6-feet, 170 pounds, Cook is ranked as the No. 6 wide receiver in the nation and No. 6 overall prospect in Texas, according to 247Sports Composite.