40 Acres Forecast: Alex Anderson

We begin our look at scholarship players on Texas' 2015 roster with redshirt freshman offensive lineman Alex Anderson.

Alex Anderson

Position:

OL

Height/Weight:

6-foot-3/296 pounds

High School:

New Orleans/Landry Walker

Year:

Redshirt freshman

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2014 Review

An early enrollee in the 2014 class, Anderson did not see the field his freshmen season. He battled fellow freshmen Elijah Rodriguez and Jake McMillon on the depth chart but failed to make the depth chart for most of the season, including in UT’s last game against Arkansas in the Texas Bowl.

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2015 Preview

There were rumors earlier this summer about Anderson possibly being a transfer candidate, but he is still with the team as of right now. Whether he remains on the team by the time the season opens on Sept. 5 is anyone’s guess. If he does stay he’ll be a player Joe Wickline has to hope will supply the line with depth at either guard position and/or possibly tackle if necessary.

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HD Projection

Anderson’s a hard worker but his window for playing time could already be closing. Texas has several returning starters coming back, two JUCO transfers and several promising freshmen ready to make an instant impact. He’ll be a depth chart guy at best in 2015 if he remains on the team.

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How he ended up on the 40 Acres

It appeared as though Anderson was going to stay true to his commitment to Arizona State but Wickline was able to get him to flip late in the process. Wickline offered Anderson in the middle of January, which led to an official visit and a quick switch in commitments.

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High School Highlights

Coached by Emanuel Powell at Landry-Walker High School ... played both offensive and defensive line … named first-team 4A All-State as an offensive lineman by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association in 2013 … selected to the 2013 New Orleans All-Metro 5A-4A team by The Times-Picayune … tabbed first-team All-District 9-4A … ranked as the No. 33 offensive guard in the nation by Scout... recorded 80 pancakes as a senior [info from this last section gathered from TexasSports.com]


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