SMU Offers Anderson First

George Ranch explosive RB Darius Anderson landed his first offer from the Mustangs and sounds off!

There's no doubt that this won't be the last offer for George Ranch 2016 running back Darius Anderson, but he feels great that it's from SMU.

"I've heard much, but I know a lot of people like friends and parents that actually went there," Anderson said. "I heard it's real good. Everything I've heard is that it's a real good program.

The SMU coaching staff was out at the second year program and offered through Anderson's coach, who informed him of the offer with some advice too.

"He (his coach) told me they were my first offer and to stay on my grades and stuff," Anderson said.

Anderson has steadily been improving his grades and he knows more offers will be on the way, but his first has motivated him even more.

"It feels amazing, but I know I need to work a lot harder now," Anderson said.

Anderson didn't get a chance to talk to the coach, but he's excited to be offered by SMU because Anderson used to live in Dallas and really enjoyed the environment before moving to Rosenberg five years ago.

Anderson was a part of a full backfield last season, but is working harder everyday after his big season that led him to be named District 23-4A's Newcomer of the Year.

"It just makes me want to keep working hard to see what I can do and get my name out there," the 5-9, 180-pound back added. "Just keep helping my team get better and that's it."

Anderson is looking forward to building off of his 816 yards and 12 touchdowns from last season and will even be moved around a little bit in his offense this year allowing him to do what he likes best.

"I like to get the ball in the open field and catch too because I'm going to be playing slot this year too."

After competing in the Nike Football Training Camp in Houston where he clocked a 4.63 on laser time he was a bit disappointed because he has been clocked in the 4.4s, but Anderson want to get better in other areas too.

"I been trying to improve on my size, strength and power," Anderson said. "That's what I really want to get better at."

With his combination of speed and natural playmaking ability, expect other schools to jump in on Anderson's recruitment over the next two years including his favorites that he has been hearing from.

Anderson has been gaining interest from Texas, Oklahoma, LSU and Texas A&M from letters and talking with their coaches as well.

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