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CB Anthony Cook says he ‘won’t play another snap’ at Texas


AUSTIN – Former five-star recruit Anthony Cook on Thursday said he “won’t play another snap for the University of Texas.”

In a tweet, thethird-year defensive back said the decision had “nothing to do with anyone or anything.” He added: “Please respect my decision.”

The sudden decision by a potential starter is surprising, especially given how well regarded Cook was as a star at Houston Lamar. He was a U.S. Army All-American ranked No. 7 in the state and No. 10 among defensive backs, per the 247Sports composite rankings. He was also a near-consensus top-10 cornerback.

Over two seasons at Texas Cook played in 25 games with seven career starts, six of which came last season. He recorded 42 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and three pass deflections.

UPDATE: Cook deleted the tweet late Thursday night. “Relax. We good,” Texas teammate and fellow defensive back Josh Thompson said in a tweet last night.

A TCU fan storms the field past UT defensive back Anthony Cook after the Horned Frogs’ 37-27 upset of then-No. 15 Texas.

A TCU fan storms the field past UT defensive back Anthony Cook after the Horned Frogs’ 37-27 upset of then-No. 15 Texas.

Photo: Ronald Martinez /Getty Images

Photo: Ronald Martinez /Getty Images

A TCU fan storms the field past UT defensive back Anthony Cook after the Horned Frogs’ 37-27 upset of then-No. 15 Texas.

A TCU fan storms the field past UT defensive back Anthony Cook after the Horned Frogs’ 37-27 upset of then-No. 15 Texas.

Photo: Ronald Martinez /Getty Images

CB Anthony Cook says he ‘won’t play another snap’ at Texas

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