Two SEC Trips for Anderson

2016 WR Dee Anderson

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dee Anderson is emerging as one of the top outside receiver prospects in Texas' 2016 recruiting cycle. We caught up with him at the Adidas Texas 7v7 Championships.

Dee Anderson said his recruitment has slowed down during the summer, but that should not carry over once the fall season begins.

Besides, the 6-foot-4, 175-pounder already accumulated seven offers during the spring semester to get a good jump on his recruitment: Boise State, Bowling Green, Indiana, SMU, UCLA, Wake Forest, and Washington.

But Anderson, who has a Scout four-star rating and is No. 144 nationally in our 2016 Scout 300, said two more schools have shown interest in him lately: LSU and Tennessee.

"I'm going to Tennessee and LSU," said Anderson, who will visit Tennessee this weekend before hitting LSU the weekend of July 25 for the Tigers' camp. "They said they'd just like to see me in person and see how I handle it."

Interestingly enough, Anderson told Scout in late May that Georgia and LSU are two schools from which he would like to hear.

"I grew up watching those two schools," said Anderson, who admitted an affection for the SEC.

Anderson was dominant during the Adidas Texas 7v7 Championships this past weekend in College Station, earning top skill player honors from two of analysts on the Scout Midlands Regions team.

He's every bit of 6-foot-4 and growing at 175 pounds. Anderson's height and length suggest that he could become a very large outside receiver who will be a serious problem for perimeter defenders.

Despite a tweaked ankle, Anderson did just about whatever he wanted during the state 7v7 tournament. He is a smooth athlete despite his long, lanky build. Anderson displayed impressive speed, at one point beating a double-team for a length-of-the-field touchdown (45 yards) during one of the games we saw.

Understandably, Anderson is a matchup nightmare in the red zone, where his size and leaping ability make him very difficult to defend.

Anderson said he's working on the simple aspects of his game to prepare for his junior season.

"Speed, strength, coming out of my breaks," Anderson said, "just making everything more sharp."

Check back with Scout as we track Anderson's progress, which should be interesting to follow during the coming months.

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