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Texas grad transfer OT target Calvin Anderson set to decide

The Longhorns are one of four finalists.

Calvin Anderson (left)
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The Texas Longhorns are in a position to significantly alter the dynamic of the 2018 offensive line if new co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Herb Hand can reel in graduate transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson, who left the Rice program this spring:

Five-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington is also set to announce on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT, so it could be a big day for the Longhorns. Or one filled with tremendous disappointment. Or even some combination of both. There will be feels.

The other three finalists for Anderson’s services are Auburn, Michigan, and Oklahoma. All four schools received visits from the 6’5, 300-pounder and all four schools have a legitimate shot of landing him, especially since Anderson is considering this as a long-term business decision that will impact where he spends the next seven or so months.

Were that not the case, the Longhorns would seem like the prohibitive favorites — he could stay close to this girlfriend in Texas, as well as his parents, who live in Austin, where Anderson played high school football at Westlake.

Playing in his home town would also allow Anderson to reunite with fellow Westlake alums Breckyn Hager and Sam Ehlinger.

The Wolverines could be behind the other three schools since offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, the primary recruiter for Anderson, recently resigned and took a job at USC.

Other than those potential considerations, all four schools have a need at the position and offer tremendous opportunities for Anderson to advance his football career.

So this one is tough to call in the final hours.