– Anthony Cook: In this past weekend’s Open Post, Super K noted that Anthony Cook’s commitment date has been pushed back and is now set for October 30th. Right now, Ohio State is the only school in Cook’s top three that he’s officially visited.
That is going to change soon.
Cook is set to officially visit Texas this weekend. Yes I know that Texas plays on the road at Iowa State on Thursday, and the Texas staff has a plan for Cook’s visit as well.
The plan is for Cook to come into town on Friday as the team returns from Ames. With there being no game this weekend, Cook will be the staff’s number one priority in terms of making him feel at home in Austin. I wasn’t told if this was something that just kinda fell into place or if this was the plan from Cook or the staff. But I really like the idea of giving a guy like this and his family all the attention this weekend. It’s the reason former HC Charlie Strong liked for recruits to wait until after the season to officially visit Texas. Obviously coming off a win at Iowa State wouldn’t hurt either.
I was also told that his HS teammates in Texas WR commit Al’Vonte Woodard and CB D’Shawn Jamison could join him in town this weekend. But those visits would be unofficial visits, not official. Though I was told on Friday that probably wasn’t going to happen and it would likely be just Cook and his family.
Cook’s final official visit will be to LSU. I was told that visit will either happen on October 7th or October 14th. – (Andrew)
– Brian Williams: Yesterday, Bishop Dunne (TX) ’19 5-star S Brian Williams narrowed his list to 6.
— Brian Williams (@BWi11_) September 24, 2017
Williams is the #1 recruit in the state of Texas, and is one of my favorite guys to watch. If you want to see his Sophomore highlights, here they are.
— Andrew King (@Andrew_TFB) August 23, 2017
His recruitment will be an interesting one. A big thing that everyone can see is that Texas is the lone in-state school that made the cut, so he’s not afraid to leave home. Texas has made a big impression on him so far, as he visited in the off season and for the San Jose State game. Another school that has really caught his eye early on is Notre Dame. Williams and his family took their first visit to South Bend in June and were blown away.
Williams doesn’t talk very much to anyone, but I did speak to someone close to him last night. They said that Texas and Notre Dame are still the two out front in this one. But I was also told a school that the school nobody should count out right now is Stanford. Academics is a big thing for the Williams’ and they’d love to visit Stanford this fall.
Brian’s older brother, Rawleigh Williams, was a star RB at Arkansas before retiring this spring after sustaining a second neck injury. And while the family is very familiar and loves Arkansas, I was told they won’t likely be a major factor here.
I wasn’t told if Williams has a specific decision timetable in mind right now. Though the fact he’s trimmed his list to six before the end of his Junior season might mean something could happen sooner rather than later. – (Andrew)
– HS Football Standouts: Two Texas commits had huge performances on the field this weekend.
The first is RB commit Keaontay Ingram and the #1 4A school in TX in Carthage, who took on #2 Gilmer. Ingram finished with 292 total yards and 3 TD’s in a 48-28 win.
The next was S commit BJ Foster who plays everywhere on the field for Angleton. He finished with 266 total yards and 3 TD’s in less than 3 quarters in a big 63-7 win. It’s been really good to see Foster bounce back after tearing his ACL in 2016. – (Andrew)