After committing to the Texas Longhorns on August 1st, Wood-Anderson decommitted on Monday. The nation’s top JUCO tight end announced his decision via Twitter:
The 6’5, 245-pound tight end from Arizona Western College will look elsewhere. Texas’ arch-rival Oklahoma recently offered Wood-Anderson. Alabama seemed to be the landing spot for him before he announced his decision back in August as they held a 90-percent of the 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction. Both of those schools incorporate tight ends into their offense more than Texas, which could be the factor in Wood-Anderson’s decommitment.
It’s clear head coach Tom Herman and the offensive coaching staff want to incorporate tight ends into the offense more, but the lack of depth, inexperience and talent are reasons why tight ends haven’t been very effective this season.
With the decommitment of Wood-Anderson, four star Malcolm Epps is the lone tight end commit in the 2018 recruiting class for the ‘Horns. After missing out on highly touted four-star tight end Mustapha Muhammad on Friday, Texas must search elsewhere for a second tight end.