Defensive end/outside linebacker Devion Anderson calls Dallas Skyline “home.”
After playing his freshman and sophomore years at Skyline, Anderson, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound speed rusher, moved to Plano, Texas, and suited up for Plano East his junior year. Although he enjoyed his time there and left a mark by earning all-district accolades, it was nothing compared to the news he received of him returning to Skyline for his senior year.
Anderson’s first game back was Sept. 14 against Arlington (Texas) Bowie. Since then, he’s been a dependable member of a Skyline defense that includes five players that have committed to an FBS program.
“I think I bring speed and quickness to the table. That, and play recognition,” Anderson said. “I’m always going to hustle to the ball, and I bring a lot of physical play.”
With the five games played, Anderson has been able to put together nice film -- nice enough to attract the attention of several colleges. Anderson is fast enough to play outside linebacker, and he said some schools are debating if he’ll be a better linebacker or defensive end at the next level.
Anderson has offers from Tulsa, Washington State, Louisiana Tech and Colorado State, and he’s picked up interest from Oregon, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. Anderson said he spoke with Oregon Wednesday evening.
“All the coaches are saying they’re looking at guys to improve their program,” Anderson said. “They say I seem like a pretty good guy, but they want to get more film on me and then will get back with me.”
For the time being, Anderson is focused on getting Skyline a state championship. Skyline lost in the Texas Class 5A Division I state semifinals to eventual champion Southlake (Texas) Carroll last year.