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LSU commit Dee Anderson's eligibility denied again after rare second hearing with UIL

LSU commit Dee Anderson remains ineligible after denial second hearing

Dee Anderson remains ineligible for his senior season after a committee ruled Wednesday against the LSU commit.

This is the latest chapter in a saga that started this spring when Anderson was dismissed from the team at West Mesquite HS. He transferred over the summer to DeSoto HS with hopes he could continue his high school career there.

On August 13, The 8-6A District Executive Committee ruled unanimously against Anderson's eligibility. He made an appeal to the UIL State Executive Committee on Sept. 2, but again had his eligibility denied.

Anderson got a rare second hearing with the UIL committee as his lawyer planned to provide new information to the committee.

Anderson had been dismissed from the team at West Mesquite after a fight with the head coach's son. The WM staff claimed that was the last straw in a string of misbehavior.

But Anderson's attorney played a video Wednesday showing the coach's son instigating a similar incident to the one involving Anderson. He also claimed WM had a "hostile environment" for Anderson, according to reporter Sean Shapiro, who was in attendance for the hearing Wednesday.

Anderson's family also said the move had been planned since before Anderson was dismissed because of a divorce, also citing more family support and financial reasons.

The committee again ruled unanimously against Anderson though, leaving him ineligible to play his senior season. Anderson's attorney did tell reporters though they plan to continue the fight and will take this to the courts.

Anderson is a four-star prospect who's been committed to LSU since the summer of 2014. Anderson plans to graduate early from DeSoto and enroll at LSU for the spring semester.

LSU has stuck with Anderson despite this ordeal. They will honor his scholarship eventhough he can't play this fall.

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