Head Coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Texas Longhorns coaching staff are about to embark on an epic journey to NSD. Over the next 23 days, Texas fans will see numerous high school football players make their pledge to join the Longhorn Nation. Texas will sign somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-14 more players for the class of 2016.
January 16th, 2016 could be a monumental official visit weekend for Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns. Texas could host as many as 23 recruits combined with official, unofficial visits and early enrolle players. The next player tentatively scheduled for the 16th is four-star safety, Deontay Anderson.
Safety Deontay Anderson is down to Texas, LSU and Ole Miss. He will make his official visit with the Longhorns the weekend of January 16th, LSU the weekend of January 23rd and finalize his official visits with his last trip on January 30th weekend to Ole Miss. He will make his public announcement on National Signing Day, February 3rd, 2016 where he will, in my opinion, pick Ole Miss. Anderson will be one of nineteen official visitors in Austin this weekend. Is there a chance he gets caught up in the excitement? Sure there is, but with his last official visit scheduled for Ole Miss something monumental would have to happen for him to end up anywhere other than with the Rebels.
2014: As a junior, Anderson recorded 59 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, and eight pass breakups. He returned one INT for a touchdown and also returned a punt for a score.
2013: Anderson had an impressive sophomore season, finishing with 67 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and eight pass breakups.
2012: Anderson made his varsity debut as a freshman when he made 55 tackles and broke up two passes.
Inside the Numbers
Height/Weight 6-foot, 202-pounds
Scout Overall Rank No 53
Position Rank No 4
Midland Safety Rank No 3
Texas Safety Rank No 3
Anderson is well put together and a tremendous athlete at the safety position. He can stop and start quickly, giving him a good break on the ball to defend passes as well as the ability to come up quickly in run support. He is one of the players who just seems to have a nose for the football. He is often in the right place at the right time. Plays under control and moves with direct intent. Well tested against top-level competition. - GP