Oct 12, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners huddle and raise a helmet prior to the game against the Texas Longhorns during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Rodney Anderson commits to Oklahoma: Sooners land nation’s no. 2 all-purpose running back


The Oklahoma Sooners got a huge commitment on Sunday from one of the best running backs the nation has to offer as the no. 2 all-purpose back, Rodney Anderson out of Katy, TX, pledged his allegiance to head coach Bob Stoops and company.

Anderson recently paid a visit to the Alabama Crimson Tide and also had other offers from the Arkansas Razorbacks, Baylor Bears, and of course the Texas Longhorns, ultimately spurning all of them in the end though to head to Norman for the next few years.

When asked by 247 Sports why he chose to commit on Sunday, Anderson just hit it off with the coaching staff and feels his running style is best suited for Oklahoma’s offense.

“The reason why I went ahead and committed is because at the camp I loved how Coach [Cale] Gundy worked with the guys in the camp, including me,” Anderson said. “I just felt comfortable at Oklahoma. I have relatives there. And I just feel like my style of running fits Oklahoma the best.”

The 6-0, 205-pounder can perform a plethora of duties, including on special teams where he’s a standout kick returner as well.

With Anderson’s commitment on Sunday, that takes the Sooners to six commitments in their 2015 class, still leaving them far out of the top 10 in the 247 rankings at 40.

But, rankings aside, the Sooners got themselves a good one on Sunday in Anderson.

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