Five-star Texas DB Anthony Cook celebrates U.S. Army All-American selection as he nears college choice

Photo: AAG

Five-star Texas DB Anthony Cook celebrates U.S. Army All-American selection as he nears college choice

U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour

Five-star Texas DB Anthony Cook celebrates U.S. Army All-American selection as he nears college choice

Lamar (Houston) star defensive back Anthony Cook received his honorary U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey Thursday at his school as part of the Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.

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“It means everything to be playing in this game, coming from Texas,” Cook told USA TODAY. “I dreamed of playing in this game from the time I was nine years old. Now all my family can come to watch me, too. It’s a dream come true.”

American Family Insurance Dream Champion Award presented to his mother Tomeka Thomas. (Photo: AAG)

Cook is ranked as the No. 2 overall cornerback prospect in the nation and the No. 1 recruit from the state of Texas regardless of position, according to 247Sports’ composite ranking.

He plans to graduate early — he’s focused on finishing up one final credit — so he can enroll in January with whichever program he chooses to attend. And there’s news there, too: That choice could be made very soon.

“I’m planning on making my decision in the next week or two,” Cook said. “I’ll probably make a video and need to put the time into making the final choice.”

In the meantime, the chess and Viking fiction aficionado is busy with his main focus: Trying to get Lamar a state title.

He’ll be among the nation’s top players competing at the U.S Army All-American Bowl, which kicks off Saturday, Jan. 6 in San Antonio at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

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