Attention Increasing for Deontay Anderson
Manvel (Texas) 2016 safety Deontay Anderson is quickly becoming one of the state's notable underclassmen prospects. The 6-foot, 190-pounder performed well Sunday at the Houston Nike Football Training Camp at Kinkaid High School, garnering Nike's defensive back MVP honors at a camp that featured some serious secondary talent, such as 2015 Alabama safety commit and Scout.com's overlal camp MVP Deionte Thompson, 2015 three-star cornerback Jaylon Lane (24 offers), 2015 four-star cornerback Kris Boyd, 2015 four-star cornerback Holton Hill, and 2015 three-star safety Kenneth McGruder. In addition to those 2015 prospects, Anderson joined fellow 2016 defensive back standouts Brandon Jones and Jared Mayden at the event. Anderson's performance must have caught the attention of recruiters as he picked up his first two offers a day after the Houston NFTC. Mississippi State and Houston started the race for the 2016 safety. Anderson displays impressive athleticism and instincts, especially for a younger prospect. He reads quarterbacks well and knows when to break on the ball. As a tackler, Anderson will stick his nose in there, whether closing on a receiver or rushing into the box in run support. One aspect that makes Anderson an especially intriguing prospect is his return ability. He's dangerous after the interception or returning punts. He reads his blocks well and has the burst to separate. Anderson told Scout.com's Ahmard Vital earlier this week that he's also received attention from Baylor, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas A&M. Anderson will definitely be a player to watch as the spring progresses. With two offers already in and plenty of interest from high-major programs, his offer list should grow quickly.
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