Texas remains in hot pursuit of LSU commit Dee Anderson.
The four-star wide receiver took a visit to Austin this past weekend for the Longhorns' annual "Under The Lights" camp. He spent time around fellow recruits, current players and several Texas coaches.
Their message was clear.
“They’re trying to get me up here," Anderson said in an interview with reporters at the camp. "That’s all it is. Just get over here...I’m taking my official here for sure.”
Despite that interest in Texas, Anderson still calls his commitment to LSU "solid." He visited at the start of summer for LSU's Bayou Picnic and is expected to return later this week for the Tigers' Elite Camp.
When asked to give each school a numerical grade, he gave LSU a 9 and Texas a 7 (for whatever that's worth).
“[Texas is] making it hard to say," Anderson said.
He added that Texas is the only school capable of flipping him from LSU.
The Tigers do expect Anderson to stick. LSU honored his commitment when Anderson was dismissed from his high school team following fights with teammates. Anderson has since transferred from West Mesquite HS to DeSoto HS but he's still not guaranteed to be eligible for his senior season.
The LSU coaches had a chance to hash things out with Anderson and his parents when they visited for the Bayou Picnic in May. LSU left that meeting confident the four-star prospect would turn things around for the better.
LSU also hopes he'll be able to graduate early and enroll at LSU next spring.
It does appear that LSU will have to fend off the in-state Longhorns, but the Tigers are still optimistic they'll hang on to one of the first players to commit to their 2016 class.
For more from Anderson, check out his video interview below.
Dee Anderson solid to LSU, Texas pursuing
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