Three-star OL Alex Anderson flips from Arizona State to Texas

Dec 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; A view of the Texas Longhorns helmet before the game against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Charlie Strong and his new Texas Longhorns’ staff got a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Alex Anderson on Monday night.

The 6’3, 300-pound Anderson attends O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He committed to the Arizona State Sun Devils back in July.

After an official visit to Texas over the weekend, Anderson decided Texas was the place for him.

“I visited Arizona State, and the campus was outstanding. I really loved it and wanted to be there, but I had to see the reality of it,” Anderson told ESPN’s Max Olson. “My family really couldn’t afford [visiting], and I didn’t feel too much at home. So that’s why I had to go in a different direction. I just really wanted to be close to home.”

It certainly hurts the Sun Devils to lose a player who seemingly wanted to be there.

“I’m coming in to play, and they don’t have much depth and are in a predicament,” Anderson said. “I’ll come in and be a high-impact player right off the bat.”

Anderson also had interest in the Arkansas Razorbacks, Houston Cougars and Kentucky Wildcats.

He is expected to enroll early and hopes to start classes this week.

Topics: Alex Anderson, Recruiting, Texas Longhorns

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