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WATCH: Texas 4-star WR commit Johntay Cook II reels in 91-yard touchdown

Drew Schott11/25/22
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Johntay Cook. (Justin Wells/Inside Texas)

DeSoto (Texas) four-star wide receiver Johntay Cook II is one of the top wideouts in the 2023 class. The Texas commit demonstrated why on Friday against in a playoff game against Tomball (Texas).

Cook II caught a pass on the right side of the field. He then proceeded to outrun multiple defenders en route to a 91-yard touchdown.

Cook II is the No. 44 overall prospect and No. 8 wide receiver in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 6 player in Texas.

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The 5-foot-11, 171 pound wideout is currently the fourth-highest-ranked prospect in Texas’ 2023 recruiting class behind New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman Five-Star Plus+ quarterback Arch Manning, New Iberia (La.) Westgate five-star safety Derek Williams and Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater four-star running back Cedric Baxter Jr. Texas’ group, which is No. 6 in the 2023 On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings and No. 1 in the Big 12, includes one other receiver alongside Cook in Houston (Texas) Aldine Eisenhower four-star Ryan Niblett.

Cook II has an On3 NIL Valuation of $285K. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Johntay Cook On3 Scouting Summary 

The following is the On3 Scouting Summary for Johntay Cook II:

“Smooth-moving receiver who is one of the better route-runners in the 2023 cycle. Shows the ability to tempo and toggle speeds within his routes. Can win at all levels of the field. Has long arms with a 6-foot-4 wing-span at 5-foot-11.5. The length helps create a large catch radius. Productive and efficient as a junior while facing top competition at one of the top talent-producing high school programs in Texas. Scored 18 touchdowns on just 38 receptions as a junior. Will need to continue improving on his reliability as a pass-catcher and eliminate concentration drops.”