Oct 5, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; Texas Longhorns helmets sit in the tunnel at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

5-star WR Johntay Cook II commits to Texas

Five-star wide receiver Johntay Cook II committed to Texas on Wednesday, giving coach Steve Sarkisian his quarterback-wideout combination of the future.

Cook, ranked as the No. 6 receiver in the nation by the 247Sports composite, joins quarterback Arch Manning as the Longhorns’ top commits in the Class of 2023.

Manning, the No. 1 player in the class, committed last week.

Cook, from DeSoto, Texas, chose his home-state school over Oregon and Michigan.

“Honestly, I’m ready to come home,” Cook told 247Sports. “It’s just the right fit for me. I couldn’t go wrong. Coach Sark is an offensive genius. Texas has been loving me since Day 1. … With Arch Manning, nobody is going to be able to fool with me and him. Freshman year I’ll have Quinn Ewers, so I’m arguably going to have the best two quarterbacks in college football.”

The Longhorns now have the No. 2 recruiting class in 2023, following only Ohio State, per the 247Sports ranking.

The Buckeyes’ class is highlighted by Brandon Inniss and Carnell Tate, both from Florida high schools, who are two of the top three wide receivers in 2023.

–Field Level Media

Oct 5, 2019; Morgantown, WV, USA; Texas Longhorns helmets sit in the tunnel at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

5-star OL Kelvin Banks Jr. commits to Texas

Five-star offensive lineman Kelvin Banks Jr. announced his commitment to home-state Texas on Saturday.

Banks is the No. 2-ranked offensive tackle and the No. 15 overall player in the nation in the Class of 2022 on the 247Sports composite. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Banks plays at Summer Creek High School in Humble, Texas.

“Staying home !! HOOK’EM,” he posted to Twitter, along with an illustration of himself in a Longhorns uniform.

Banks becomes the highest-ranked player to commit to play for coach Steve Sarkisian in the 2022 recruiting cycle. Texas currently has the No. 1 recruiting class in the Big 12 and No. 7 in the nation, and the Longhorns remain squarely in the mix for another five-star offensive lineman, Devon Campbell of Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas.

Campbell has yet to choose a program in advance of the early national signing period, which opens Wednesday. He is the No. 1-ranked offensive lineman and No. 10 overall by the 247Sports composite.

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Mater Dei cornerback Domani Jackson (3) chases after St. Frances Academy running back Blake Corum (24) on Friday, Sept. 14, 2019 (Photo: Logan Newman/USA TODAY High School Sports)

New Mater Dei cornerbacks Jaylin Davies, Domani Jackson lead strong defense

5-star CB Domani Jackson decommits from USC

Five-star cornerback Domani Jackson, one of the top players in the Class of 2022, decommitted from Southern California and reopened his recruitment.

The 6-foot-1 Jackson is the No. 6 overall recruit in the nation, per the 247Sports composite.

Jackson, who plays at powerhouse Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., committed to USC and former coach Clay Helton in January.

The early national signing period is Dec. 15-17.

“I can’t thank the Trojan community enough for all of the love and support they have shown me,” Jackson posted Sunday to Twitter. “With that being said, after a lot of thinking and talking with my family, I have decided that it is in my best interest to decommit for USC. Doing so will allow me to sit down and figure out what is best for me and my future.”

Jackson made an official visit to Michigan on Sept. 11 and to Alabama on Nov. 6.

The loss of Jackson leaves USC’s 2022 class with just eight commits. The Trojans’ class ranks No. 9 in the Pac-12 and No. 67 in the nation, per 247Sports.

–Field Level Media

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Blue-chip WR Kojo Antwi commits to Ohio State

Wide receiver Kojo Antwi committed Monday to Ohio State, the latest addition to an already star-studded Class of 2022.

Antwi, who was born in Ghana and now lives in Suwanee, Ga., announced his commitment on Twitter in a video.

A four-star prospect, he is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 16 wide receiver in the nation. In the 2022 class, he joins five-star wideout Caleb Burton (Austin, Texas) and fellow four-stars Kaleb Brown (Chicago) and Kyion Grayes (Chandler, Ariz.)

The Buckeyes’ 2022 class is ranked No. 1 in the nation by 247Sports and is headlined by the nation’s No. 1 player, quarterback Quinn Ewers of Southlake, Texas, who will have plenty of targets.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Antwi chose Ohio State over Georgia, Texas A&M and Southern Cal, just a few of the numerous Power Five schools to make a scholarship offer.

Antwi’s commitment was the second significant one on consecutive days for the Buckeyes. On Sunday, defensive lineman J.T. Tuimoloau of Sammamish, Wash., committed to the Class of 2021 and is expected on campus this week. The five-star recruit, a consensus Top 10 prospect, was the highest-ranked player who hadn’t chosen a school for this fall.

–Field Level Media

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Five-star CB Will Johnson commits to Michigan

Michigan landed the top-ranked player in the state in the Class of 2022 on Sunday with the commitment of five-star cornerback Will Johnson.

The 6-foot-3 Johnson, who attends Grosse Pointe South High School, is the No. 11 overall prospect in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite.

He announced his decision with a video posted to social media.

Johnson had offers from numerous Power Five programs and selected the Wolverines over rival Ohio State and Southern California.

His father, Deon Johnson, was a defensive back at Michigan in the 1991 and 1992 seasons.

Michigan is off to a good start in the 2022 recruiting cycle, holding the No. 10-ranked class so far, according to 247Sports.

–Field Level Media

Oct 5, 2019; Knoxville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs helmets sit on the sidelines during a game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Five-star OLB Mondon commits to Georgia

Five-star outside linebacker Smael Mondon committed to Georgia on Wednesday.

The nation’s No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 27 overall recruit according to the 247Sports composite, Mondon played at Paulding County High School in Dallas, Ga.

Mondon had offers from about three dozen Power Five programs and ultimately chose the Bulldogs over Auburn, LSU, Tennessee and Florida.

The 6-foot-3 Mondon becomes Georgia’s third five-star recruit in the Class of 2021, joining tackle Amarius Mims (Cochran, Ga.) and quarterback Brock Vandagriff (Bogart, Ga.).

The class is now ranked No. 3 in the SEC — trailing Alabama and LSU — and No. 5 in the nation, per 247Sports.

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Jan 12, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; An LSU Tigers helmet on display before the head coaches press conference for the CFP with LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron and Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney at the Sheraton New Orleans, Grand Ballroom. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

LSU lands commitment from No. 2 safety prospect

LSU landed a commitment from another blue-chip safety prospect in the Class of 2021.

Derrick Davis Jr., ranked as the No. 2 safety and the No. 53 overall player in the class by the 247Sports composite, tweeted a photo apparently of himself in an LSU uniform Sunday with the comment, “#geauxtigers LETS GOOO.”

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Last weekend, five-star recruit Sage Ryan, the nation’s No. 1 safety prospect, committed to coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers. Ryan attends local Lafayette Christian Academy.

The 6-foot-1, 194-pound Davis, from Monroeville, Pa., chose the Tigers over schools that included Southern California, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and in-state Penn State.

LSU now has 22 commits in its 2021 class, which ranks No. 3 in the nation, per 247Sports, trailing only Alabama and Ohio State.

–Field Level Media