The first round of post-spring attrition for the Texas Longhorns potentially began on Thursday with a report from Inside Texas that redshirt freshman offensive lineman Alex Anderson will seek his transfer from the program.
A source told Burnt Orange Nation at the start of spring conditioning that Anderson was an attrition candidate and a sideline incident during the Orange-White game that featured the 6'4, 320-pounder apparently upset about a walk-on offensive lineman taking reps before him could have been the final straw for his Longhorns career.
The school would not confirm the transfer on Thursday afternoon to Horns247, but the site did report that the coaches were in meetings all day, presumably with players. If Anderson isn't in the program's plans moving forward, that is something the coaches would likely communicate to him at that time.
An early enrollee in the 2014 class, the Louisiana native was one of two offensive line recruits that offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Joe Wickline landed late in the process -- offering Anderson in the middle of January earned an official visit and subsequent decommitment from Arizona State just days before he enrolled at Texas.
However, Anderson fell behind fellow freshmen Elijah Rodriguez and Jake McMillon on the depth chart while he redshirted, failing to appear on the version released for the Texas Bowl against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Even though McMillon moved back to defensive tackle this spring, Anderson was still unable to earn the trust of the notoriously tough Wickline.
So if Anderson does indeed transfer, he will become the third offensive lineman to do so since last fall, joining Rami Hammad and Curtis Riser. Junior college transfer Desmond Harrison is also no longer enrolled at Texas after he was suspended for all of last season.