Anderson Waiting on More Offers

George Ranch running back Darius Anderson picked up his first offer from SMU a while back, but are more on the way?

George Ranch (Richmond, TX) running back Darius Anderson landed his first offer from SMU in May, and while he has not added any offers since, he remains optimistic that more will start rolling in soon.

"When I first got the offer (from SMU), my coach told me that this is just the beginning," Anderson said. "So I feel really good about it. It's great to get one as a sophomore."

But his second offer may not be far off. Anderson has heard from a Kentucky recruiter, and he expects them to offer soon.

"I think that will probably be my next offer," he said.

The Mustangs were the first to show that they believe in Anderson, and that is part of why he likes them. Anderson was also complimentary of SMU's coaching staff.

"I talked to the running backs coach (Steve Broussard) and the defensive backs coach (Derrick Odum). It seems like they have a pretty good coaching staff."

Anderson, who used to live in Dallas, says he hasn't talked much with the SMU coaches, but he says that's because he's waiting for his recruitment to get further along.

"I think this year is more of a debut year for me because I'll be starting (at running back)," he said. "A lot of coaches have said they will come to my games."

Anderson said that he thinks that he will start developing relationships with coaches when they are able to watch him and meet him in person.

"I think that's when they'll be able to see what I can do, and I'll be able to talk to them more."

Anderson says that he has not set up a visit to SMU, but it is a place he says definitely wants to look at.

Despite playing exclusively running back in his first two high school seasons, SMU offered his as an athlete. Anderson said he thinks he will play running back in college, but teams may look at him as an athlete because he will also be playing safety this upcoming season.

In addition to SMU and Kentucky, Anderson says he has heard from Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Iowa State. He plans on camping at Texas and Oklahoma before the summer ends.

Although Anderson is still waiting for his recruiting to take off, he already has a time when he wants to make a decision.

"I think I'll make my decision at the end of my junior year," he said. "(It will be) probably right before school ends for the summer."

Anderson is 5-foot-10 and weighs 190 pounds. He says he has been clocked at 4.46 in the 40-yard dash. He finished his sophomore season with over 1,200 scrimmage yards and 12 touchdowns.


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