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3-star RB Darius Anderson picks up Texas offer

Time to put the Houston-area prospect on commitment watch?

Darius Anderson
Darius Anderson
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The Texas Longhorns continue to target running backs from around the state, extending an offer to Rosenberg George Ranch's Darius Anderson at Saturday's Junior Day:

It was the fourth known offer to go out during the day -- Texas also offered North Mesquite offensive tackle Jean Delance (Oklahoma commit), Wylie East athlete Aubrey White (Kansas commit), and Waco High cornerback Eric Cuffee.

Anderson is a 5'9.5, 180-pounder who holds offers from California, Colorado, Houston, Kansas, SMU, and Tulsa.

Given his offer list, the coaches might not be pushing for a quick decision from him, but if the staff is willing to take a pledge from Anderson in the near future, he rates as the most likely of the Saturday offers to make a choice in favor of the Longhorns.

There are not currently any predictions in Anderson's Crystal Ball.

A consensus three-star prospect rated at 87, Anderson is the No. 458 recruit nationally, the No. 35 running back, and the No. 64 player in Texas.

At the Houston SPARQ Combine in 2014, Anderson did not show great top-end speed in running a 4.77 40-yard dash, but he did post a great 4.22 shuttle and a monster 37.8-inch vertical leap that ranked No. 12 at the event.

Based on his film, Anderson looks to have the overall speed that better matches his shuttle time and vertical leap than his 40 time last year because he's capable of running away from defenders with angles on him in the open field, a trait that helped him rack up over 1,800 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns as a junior.

Still, he's not a burner -- Anderson is at his best using his feet to make defenders miss in short areas and step out of tackles. There are a lot of different scouting terms for the various skills that make up that talent, but for Anderson, it seems more apt to say that it simply comes naturally.

Classified as a pure running back, Anderson is probably more of an all-purpose back, so it's nice to see that he scored three touchdowns through the air on 326 receiving yards in 2014.

let's ride meme better