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Cut down coming for 5-star Cook

Cut-down time is coming for five-star standout Anthony Cook, who holds over 30 offers.

The cornerback from Houston (Texas) Lamar told Rivals.com at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp in New Orleans on Sunday that he plans to narrow his recruitment “soon.”

“Recruiting is going real well,” he said. “I’m looking to narrow down my schools soon. I want to say like May or June.”

Cook, a top-20 prospect and top-five corner nationally by Rivals and 247Sports, carries offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Southern Cal, Tennessee, Texas and Texas A&M among others. Clemson offered in May 2016.

How many schools will comprise his list of favorites?

“Top 10,” he said.

Cook named some schools that will make the cut.

“It’s going to be Alabama, (Texas) A&M, Texas, Ohio State, Clemson, USC, Notre Dame, and that’s all that comes to mind right now,” he said.

Cook visited Clemson for the first time last July and returned for Clemson’s junior day on March 4. He also visited Texas for its junior day in February.

He told TCI after the Tigers offered that he would “definitely consider” Clemson, and that has been the case.

“I feel like I would fit into the program well,” he said then. “Besides football, they have a high graduation rate, and that’s the main thing to me.”

Cook is rated by Rivals as the No. 1 prospect in Texas, the nation’s No. 2 cornerback and the No. 20 overall prospect in the 2018 class.

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