After the commitment of Arch Manning, it was only a matter of time before the Texas Longhorns added another elite playmaker, especially at the wide receiver position, and it doesn't get much more elite than DeSoto wide receiver Johntay Cook, II.

After striking out on all but one of the elite in-state receivers from a year ago, Cook was a must-get for new position coach Brennan Marion and the Longhorns in the 2023 class.

After flashing his playmaking ability to the tune of 1,496 yards and 29 touchdowns in two seasons for the DeSoto Eagles, Cook became an obvious hot commodity on the recruiting trail. Cook boasts 41 total offers, including Texas A&M, Oregon, Ole Miss, and Michigan — all of which he has visited. The Aggies and the Ducks seemed to be surging in the recruitment, but the lifetime Longhorn fan released a top three that dropped Texas A&M and included Michigan on Friday before jumping in the Texas class as it seems to be on the verge of surging to the top of the recruiting rankings.

The 6’0, 175-pound pass-catcher is ranked No. 35 nationally, No. 6 in the state of Texas, and No. 6 among wide receivers, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings