3 Star RB Open

A list of 14 offers for this Houston area running back is pretty impressive. He's keeping an open mind and has heard nothing but good things about the Texas State program. We have the latest on his recruitment.

Darius Anderson has been actively pursued for quite some time now, and some major programs have already offered: Texas, Boise State, California, Colorado, Missouri, and plenty more headline his list, with strong interest still coming from Baylor and Texas A&M.

The George Ranch product has the size, speed, and ability that teams salivate about. Standing 5'11" 192lbs, and recently ran a hand held 40 time of 4.42, blowing away his old 40 time from last year. Throw in his productivity as a junior, 238 rushes for 1861 yards, and 14 TDs', you can see why he's regarded as one of the top backs in the state.

Currently Scout.com National Recruiting Analysts have him as the 10th ranked back in the State of Texas, and the 10th ranked back in all of the Midlands Region. Overall, he's the 46th ranked back in the nation, and the Texas State Bobcats have let him know that he has an offer.

Last month, Texas State reached out to Anderson and informed him that they wanted to see him in Maroon and Gold, and spoke with him about his offer.

"It surprised me, I had never talked to them. It was a good thing, I really wasn't expecting it. I would like to get more offers, it has my eyes open for more," said Anderson. I know a lot of my friends that go to Texas State, I heard the campus is amazing too."

With Darius on summer break, in the following week he plans to sit down, and map out which camps and campuses he plans on visiting unofficially. The closer in state programs are all vying for a visit, and he wants to save any official visits for the schools that are located further away and out of state.

Being a three hour drive from Houston is a good thing for the Bobcats, as Anderson can make the rather easy drive. Linebackers Coach Brad Franchione is his lead recruiter and Coach Brad Fran does a good job of staying in contact on social media and gives him a call when he can.

With so many options, there are a few things that Darius has eyes on in what he would like from a college program.

"Just good team chemistry and I'm really looking at the playing time. Who's going there, and all that, how I would fit in the offense. My plan is to make my decision before senior year starts," said Anderson.

Another pretty important factor is the success of the backs, past and present at the programs that are after him. He's fully aware that Terrence Franks is now a St. Louis Ram and the Bobcats return All Sun Belt performer Robert Lowe for his senior season.

"I actually look at that a lot, people don't look at that, but I do. Coach Fran has told me a lot about that," said Anderson.

For those reasons and more, Darius does admit that Texas State has his attention, but he's also open in saying that he hasn't eliminated any schools yet. He has his eyes fully open to see what each program can offer him, and in the end will be looking for the best overall fit when it comes to making his college choice.

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