Recruit Rips A&M, UT: “Still Ain’t Seen No Football Trophies”
Four-star 2023 receiver recruit Johntay Cook II went viral after his early April visit with the Texas Longhorns.
Cook seemed unimpressed in the video initially posted to social media.
"All they got is swimming trophies and sh*t, no football trophies," said Cook.
While it's possible Cook may not have been born at the time, Texas did win two national titles in this century back in 2002 and 2005. But for some reason, the athletic department chose to display the school's swimming accolades when entertaining football recruits.
Ironically, this original video teasing Texas football for only being able to display swimming trophies was shared by a Texas A&M recruiting outlet. A move which would come back to bite the Aggies' Twitter fanbase as Cook held similar feelings, in a similar video, about his visit to College Station, TX.
A recent video of the second trip depicts an A&M staffer showing off an Emmy Award as Cook says, "They fools!" in the background.
The Aggies staff member replies with, "Hey, come on man these are real awards now," as the recruit wearing an A&M uniform walks away shaking his head and smiling.
Later in the same video, Cook poked at both schools saying, "I still at seen no football trophies."
Comments like these shared on social media, even if they were in a light-hearted manner, don't look good for Texas' Steve Sarkisian or A&M's Jimbo Fisher in terms of in-state recruiting.
He also holds other major offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss and the reigning national champion Georgia Bulldogs.
Cook is ranked as the seventh-best player coming out of Texas and the eighth-best receiving recruit in the country, according to 247Sports Composite.
While recruiting sites don't currently have any predictions for where the 6-foot receiver will land, it's important to note that he's visited Texas A&M on four occasions and it's the only school he's seen more than once.
His next scheduled recruiting visit is to Tuscaloosa as he announced on Wednesday via Twitter that he'll be in attendance for Alabama's A-Day game on April 16.