Texas '18 TX DB - Anthony Cook (Texas Verbal)

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    Cornerback
    4 STARS
    Lamar
    Houston, TX
    RR: 5.9
    Ht: 6'1"
    Wt: 170 lbs
    Class: 2018

    Ohio State has offered.
     
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    New 2018 defensive back offer to Texas standout
    Ohio State extended an offer this week to Houston 2018 defensive back Anthony Cook, the country’s fourth-ranked cornerback.

    Cook, 6-foot-1 and 170-pounds, holds 25 early offers. He holds scholarships from Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State and a number of the biggest programs in the country. Kerry Coombs will handle the cornerback’s recruitment for the Buckeyes.

    Ohio State has done very well in Texas over the last few recruiting cycles, but they’ve still not managed to grab much momentum in East Texas. Can Coombs make a move there this time around?
     
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    IT LOOK LIKE I BEEN COOKIN'

    Houston, Texas, four-star defensive back Anthony Cook was elated when Ohio State offered him a scholarship in late July.

    “After this one, I'm not really looking for any more,” he said. “That was a big one.”

    It's easy to read into such a comment and think the Buckeyes have the upper hand in Cook's recruitment. But, with more than two dozen offers from schools like Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and USC, there aren't many other high-profile offers left to be had.

    That's why the 6-foot-1, 168-pounder was one of the first calls Ohio State defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs made when the aforementioned fall evaluation period opened.

    “He said he is coming after me hard and he wants me to come up for a game,” Cook to 247Sports ($). “I'll get up there for a game, but I'm not sure which.”

    Cook hauled in a team-high six interceptions as a sophomore last season at Lamar High School — three of which were returned for touchdowns.

    And I'm now positive visions of Cook taking one to the house against Penn State are currently dancing through your head. So how does he do it?

    “Staying humble and patient,” he said in an interview with Recruiting News Guru, which I recommend reading in its entirety. “That's all there really is to it. They don't try me a lot, but when they do, I make them pay. I like to get them to bite on a route.”

    Cook, who stands 6-foot-1 and weight 168 pounds, is considered the third-best cornerback and No. 25 overall prospect in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
     
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    Anthony Cook still talking to Kerry Coombs, thinking November visit

    Ohio State is hoping to make a big splash in Texas in the 2017 recruiting cycle.

    The Buckeyes already have a commitment from La Grange High running back J.K. Dobbins, the nation’s top-ranked all-purpose running back, and are looking to add as many as they can out of the group of 5-stars Marvin Wilson, Jeffrey Okudah and Baron Browning. Ohio State is also pursuing 4-star LB Anthony Hines III. No matter what happens from here on out in 2017 though, Ohio State is already making a push for a top Lone Star State prospect in the 2018 class: Houston 5-star CB Anthony Cook.

    Cook, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound corner from Lamar High School, told Landof10.com earlier in September that he was very excited to be hearing from the Buckeyes.

    “(Ohio State) is a powerhouse program,” Cook said. “I know that a lot of their defensive backs play at the next level. They have a really solid reputation as a good football program and a really good university. … I’m looking to visit soon. The Ohio State football program in general has my interest.”

    On Thursday night, Cook said he thinks he’s got a date for a visit to Ohio State figured out.

    “I believe we’re going to the Michigan game,” Cook told Landof10. “We’re communicating often via phone and text. Most of the time with (cornerbacks coach) Kerry Coombs and sometimes Urban Meyer.”

    Cook is the second-ranked player in Texas in the 2018 class and, as noted, is a Houston native. He says he’s definitely paying close attention to what former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is doing at the University of Houston but he thinks going away for school is more likely for him.

    “Coach Herman is making an impact that is hard to ignore,” Cook said. “But, I don’t feel that when the time comes I’ll be committing to a place that close to home. But who knows?”
     
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    Anthony Cook to Ohio State? Some folks believe it

    Eventually, we’re going to see Meyer square off with Tom Herman for one of the country’s top prospects. That may be coming sooner rather than later and that player is likely to be Houston Lamar High CB Anthony Cook.

    The nation’s second-ranked cornerback has not been shy about his early affection for the Buckeyes and because of that, some of the folks at Rivals.com are going on a ledge and predicting that Meyer and Ohio State will win that battle with the Longhorns.

    From Rivals.com:

    The latest: Cook has been a recent visitor to Texas, Clemson, and made a stop by LSU following his appearance in the Rivals Three Stripe Camp event Sunday. All three schools are considered to be among the highest in his presumed top group, but he’s also strongly considering Ohio State, where he said he plans to visit this summer. He’s yet to name an official top 10, but is planning on graduating early, so more clarity should be on the way.

    Prediction: Ohio State. The Buckeyes get the nod in large part due to his relationship to recent 5-star OSU signee Jeffrey Okudah, but Clemson sounds like it could be a close second.

    If you’re a Buckeyes fan (and I presume you are since you’re reading this) that prognostication has got to make you feel good. Cook will enroll early at the college of his choosing, so like Okudah, his good friend from Texas, the timeline is a bit accelerated. That means less time to make an impression but also less time needed to hold off the hard-charging ‘Horns, Tigers or anyone else. There’s been some discussion that Cook may make his first visit to Ohio State for the Buckeyes’ spring game on April 15. If he does, it would go a long way toward making this bold prediction from Rivals come true.

    If you remember, Baron Browning (another Texas standout and a 5-star prospect in the Ohio State 2017 recruiting class) didn’t make his first visit to Columbus until May of 2016, so an April visit would put Cook slightly ahead of that timeline.
     
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    2 crystal balls to the Buckeyes this week.
     
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    I am not a fan of the crystal balls..........but we are in the battle with Cook........
     
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