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Texas RB target Darius Anderson decommits from Missouri

In the search for a 2016 running back, there's now another uncommitted option for the Longhorns.

Darius Anderson
Darius Anderson
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In the wake of Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel's recent retirement, George Ranch running back Darius Anderson opted to re-open his recruitment on Tuesday evening via Twitter:

The 5'11, 194-pounder committed to the Tigers back in August, but also took a visit to College Station in October to see the Texas A&M Aggies.

Anderson picked up an offer from the Texas Longhorns at the Junior Day in late February and visited again during the summer, so it's possible that the Horns are once again in the mix as head coach Charlie Strong and his staff attempt to land a running back in the 2016 class. Beaumont Central's Devwah Whaley and Katy's Kyle Porter are the other two pure running backs who are currently uncommitted and on the Texas radar.

Ranked as a consensus three-star prospect, the No. 504 recruit nationally, the No. 28 running back, and the No. 75 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Anderson holds 15 total offers. SMU is now considered a serious contender for his services, as a Crystal Ball prediction came in for the Mustangs after his decommitment.

Anderson built on a huge junior season by carrying the ball 263 times for 2,274 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2015 and added 283 yards and two touchdowns on 13 catches.