Rice Owls graduate transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson came home over the weekend for an official visit with the Texas Longhorns and it appears that head coach Tom Herman and his staff once again took advantage of the opportunity.
With plenty of help from the players and some of Austin’s finest food, course:
An Austin Westlake product in the 2014 class, Anderson played with Texas defensive end Breckyn Hager and spent time with another Westlake alum, quarterback Sam Ehlinger, whose blind side he could end up protecting next season.
The restaurant? Uchiko, named along with Uchi as the top sushi restaurant in the United States.
So perhaps it was no wonder that Anderson came away raving about his visit:
I had an incredible official visit to UT this past weekend! pic.twitter.com/apMiKniB7l— Calvin Anderson (@THE_CONDA25) January 22, 2018
Rice grad transfer OL Calvin Anderson (@THE_CONDA25) gives his #Hookem visit very high marks. "I had some very high expectations. And those high expectations were exceeded." Will visit Michigan this weekend. pic.twitter.com/HKzYi9iszg— Jason Suchomel (@OB_JasonS) January 22, 2018
Anderson originally planed on taking all five of his official visits, with schools like Auburn, Notre Dame, Pitt, Oklahoma, and TCU in the mix for his services. A decision was scheduled for March 25, Anderson’s birthday.
With new offensive line coach Herb Hand pitching Anderson on his ability to develop the Rice graduate transfer for the NFL, it sounds like Hand was able to at least give Anderson something to think about over the coming weeks.
Anderson seems intent on doing his due diligence, but it simply makes too much sense for him to finish his college career at Texas. Now comes the waiting, however, and that can be the hardest part.