Huskers lead for big Texas RB

What is it about Nebraska and big, East Texas running backs? Well, it's more of a rhetorical question, but there is one from the same area as Cody Glenn two years ago. Above that, he might eventually be bigger than Glenn. Who is this running back and what is his timetable for a commitment?

If Carmen Boyd-Anderson told someone he was from Jacksonville then about everyone would assume Florida, but he's a Texan. The 6-foot-1 and 200 pound running back filled me in on Jacksonville, Texas' whereabouts.

"Jacksonville (Texas) is about 30 minutes south of Tyler," Boyd-Anderson said. "We were 8-3 last year, but we had an ineligible player and then we had to forfeit all of our games. That was real tough. We played real well."

The season was obviously devastating to Boyd-Anderson who said that the team played well all season long to lose it over a player's address. He had a good season as well and earned all-district honors.

"On the season I had over 700 yards, 15 touchdowns, one reception for 48 yards and a touchdown. That was the only pass they threw to me all season. It was a screen. I did win first team all-district honors."

It was good to get back on the field and start working toward a common goal against as a team. However, Boyd-Anderson admitted that he was held back a little on the field to make sure he didn't get hurt.

"Spring ball went alright. I don't know how to put it. They had a draft for players. We were on two teams and played against eachother in the spring game. It ended in a 14-14, tie. I only carried the ball 10 times. They were just trying to prevent injury."

Jacksonville High School has been busy, mostly with Big 12 schools coming by to see the big running back. "Coach Jordan from Nebraska came here. Kansas State, Iowa, Oklahoma State and Missouri all came down to see me this spring."

Conveniently, Boyd-Anderson is holding offers mostly from Big 12 teams. He is up to six total offers, but only could name off five off of the top of his head. "I have offers from Nebraska, Kansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri, and one other. I have six offers total."

Favorites is something that some players just don't think about until they get a chance to take a visit or two. However, one school has a distinct advantage over the others. Boyd-Anderson knows from this one characteristic that players from his area will get a fair shot to come in and compete.

"If I had to make the decision right now I would go straight to Nebraska. They already have an East Texas running back up there. So they will play me while some might overlook me because I come from such a small town. They gave the kid from Rusk a shot (Cody Glenn). I just spoke to Coach Jordan not so long ago. We have had some interesting conversations."

With those types of feelings about Nebraska, Boyd-Anderson will have to wait to see Lincoln until an official visit more than likely. "It's probably going to have to wait until I can take an official visit. I am working now and I don't have time. I am going to try and get to some of these camps that I can around here on Saturdays and stuff. I really need to work."

"I have spoke to Coach Jordan about an official visit. He said that he was going to send me a copy of their schedule and whichever game I decided I wanted to come to that I just needed to let him know."

The decision for Boyd-Anderson will come during his senior season. He may only need a couple of trips to know where he will be going. "Probably make my decision about mid way through the year. I want to take some of my official visits then I will make my decision."

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