Rodney Anderson healthy, doing well

Won't be easy to get touches in OU's backfield, but Rodney Anderson has at least put himself in position to do so.

The rich get richer at Oklahoma. At least that has to be the way it feels for opposing defenses when looking at OU’s running backs.

Survive the ground-and-pound nature of Samaje Perine, and you get the all-around threat of a Joe Mixon. Get by that one, and look out for the speed of Alex Ross and Daniel Brooks.

Four-deep, and you think you can relax. Think again because here comes freshman running back Rodney Anderson.

A four-star recruit out of tradition-rich Katy (Texas) High, Anderson was a mid-year enrollee and was off to a great start before his spring came to a screeching halt following a sprained MCL.

Anderson took the spring to heal and came back in the summer ready to roll and has certainly been there every step of the way in camp.

“He’s done a great job,” running backs coach Jay Boulware said. “He’s a freshman, and that’s what I’ve seen more than anything else. He’s doing well, but there are little things you got to tighten up.”

Anderson has always seemed like the perfect fit for OU’s rushing attack, and with the way things are progressing with him, don’t be surprised if that redshirt gets taken off this season.

Although the Sooners are uber-talented at the position, someone like Anderson might be too good to keep on the sideline.

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