This comes after the 8-6A District Executive Committee made a unanimous determination Aug. 13 that denied Anderson his eligibility. Anderson made his appeal Wednesday in Auston to the UIL, Texas' high school sports governing body, but they did not rule in his favor.
I'll be the first to tell you that I can't play my senior year!— Dee Anderson (@DeeAnderson21) September 2, 2015
Anderson's ordeal began last spring when he was dismissed from the West Mesquite football team after a string of off-the-field incidents. The final straw came when Anderson got in a fight with the coach's son.
Anderson transferred to Desoto, another Dallas-area high school, with hopes he could finish his career there. But Texas has strict rules against transferring for athletic purposes.
Anderson said in August he moved to DeSoto for "family reasons" but admitted he wouldn't have done that had he not been dismissed from the West Mesquite team.
LSU has stuck with Anderson despite this setback.
Anderson committed to LSU in the summer of 2013, and LSU honored that scholarship even when he was dismissed from his previous school. Anderson has made multiple visits to Baton Rouge since, most recently for the Tigers' Elite Camp in July. Those face-to-face meetings have encouraged the LSU coaches to support Anderson and believe he's sincere in his regret.
LSU also hopes that Anderson will be able to graduate early and enroll at LSU for spring practices. That would be a big boost for him, especially now that he's not eligible to play this fall.
Anderson is one of two wide receivers committed to LSU's 2016 class. He continues to field interest from Texas but has remained solid to the Tigers.