The Texas Longhorns haven’t wasted any time making Rice Owls graduate transfer left tackle Calvin Anderson a key target — the Longhorns were the first school to reach out after his announcement last Saturday and offensive line coach Derek Warehime and offensive coordinator Tim Beck both visited with Anderson on Friday:
Had some great conversations with coach Hand @CoachHand and coach Warehime @CoachDWarehime yesterday. Immense amount of respect for both of these programs! #Auburn #Texas pic.twitter.com/v7CoqznPOG— Calvin Anderson (@THE_CONDA25) January 13, 2018
As Anderson mentioned, Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand was also in Houston on Friday since the Tigers lost starting left tackle Austin Golson to graduation.
Anderson has also spoken with Pitt and the Panthers are “very likely” to receive a visit.
Michigan, TCU, and Oklahoma are also expected to send coaches to meet with Anderson, who graduated from Austin Westlake, but is now looking for his best opportunity to develop for the NFL and plans on taking all five of his official visits. He wants to decide by March 25, which is his birthday.
In regards to development, Warehime doesn’t as much experience as Hand coaching at the highest levels of college football, which could mitigate the hometown advantage possessed by the Longhorns.
So Anderson’s recruitment will be all the more interesting to watch as a barometer of Warehime’s ability to convince a graduate transfer that he can prepare them for the next level.