Friday, April 26, 2013
Big 12 school impresses RB Anderson
By Damon Sayles
Running back Auston Anderson (Plano, Texas/Plano West) is inching closer to 20 offers. He’s a player who rushed for 1,156 yards and 13 touchdowns -- all while sharing the rushing load with 2015 running back Soso Jamabo and 2013 quarterback Travis Korry -- and he’s someone looking to show last year was just the start of something spectacular.
Anderson has his eyes on several programs, but a visit to Lubbock, Texas, helped put Texas Tech near the top of his recruiting process. Anderson, a 5-foot-9, 184-pound back with 4.4-second speed in the 40-yard dash, attended last Saturday’s Texas Tech spring game with teammate and offensive lineman Zach White and said he left Lubbock with a new perception of the program.
“I’ve got about 14 or 15 offers, but Tech really showed me something,” Anderson said. “They threw a wrinkle in the plans -- a good wrinkle.”
Anderson has offers from schools such as Arkansas, Nebraska, Stanford, Washington, UCLA and Northwestern, as well as in-state schools Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor and TCU. The crowd of 16,000-plus at Jones AT&T Stadium and the overall campus atmosphere immediately caught Anderson’s attention.
“Tech’s definitely up there,” Anderson said. “It was pretty fun to come out and see what they had to offer. I was really impressed by the running backs. It was a good showing for them.”
Anderson is being recruited to Texas Tech by safeties coach Trey Haverty. Anderson, however, added that he’s still open with his process and ultimately will make an educated decision, one in which he has the chance to make visits to several campuses.