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3-star RB Darius Anderson sets Texas official visit date

The Houston-area star could end up being one of three running back targets on campus for his official visit.

Darius Anderson
Darius Anderson
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Another name at running back is officially back on the recruiting radar for the Texas Longhorns, as Horns247 is reporting that George Ranch's Darius Anderson will take his official visit to Austin on January 22.

The news comes hours after Anderson hosted Texas coaches, likely including running backs coach Tommie Robinson, on an in-home visit:

The 5'11, 194-pounder decommitted from the Missouri Tigers just before Christmas following the retirement of head coach Gary Pinkel. Anderson committed to Missouri back in August, but he also took a visit to College Station in October to see the Texas A&M Aggies.

An official visit to TCU, the current perceived favorite, is happening this weekend. The Horned Frogs have a need at running back after losing former commit Trayveon Williams to Texas A&M.

Anderson picked up an offer from Texas at the Junior Day in late February and visited again during the summer. Now 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.

Ranked as a consensus three-star prospect, the No. 505 recruit nationally, the No. 29 running back, and the No. 75 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Anderson holds 15 total offers. He 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.

Two other running back targets are still on the board for Texas -- Katy's Kyle Porter, who will also take an official visit to Austin next weekend, and Beaumont Central's Devwah Whaley, who reportedly won't visit this weekend, but would still have two more opportunities to do so if he decides he's not completely firm with the pledge to the Arkansas Razorbacks that he gave at the 2016 Under Armour All-America bowl.